November comics

05 December, 2006

As I did in October, here comes the stuff I have read this month. First of all I want to talk about Kevin Smith comics. I read Clerks' comics, Jay and Silent Bob's comics and the special Bluntman and Chronic. They are great. The pencils are quite good (some frames are really great). And the stories are really funny. Besides, if you have seen all Smith's movies, you will really enjoy reading these comics and filling the gaps. I mean, it is supposse that the comics and the movies are complementary. You should read it! Don´t miss the Clerk's cut scene! 10/10
And now, the Marvel stuff:

Como hice en Octubre, aquí viene lo que me he leído este mes. Antes de nada, quisiera hablar de los comics de Kevin Smith. Me he leído los comics de Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob y el especial de Bluntman y Chronic. Son geniales. Los dibujos son buenos (algunas vinetas son geniales). Y las historias son realmente divertidas. Además, si has visto todas las películas de Smith, disfrutarás leyendo los comics y rellenando la historia. Se supone que los comics y las películas son complementarios, así que deberías leerlo! No te pierdas la escena eliminada de Clerks! 10/10
Y ahora, lo de Marvel.


The time has come for the next generation of Avengers to choose a new lineup, but first they must battle zombie versions of themselves! Then, as Katie Power (from Power Pack) joins the team, American Dream and her friends mount a search for the missing Thunderstrike. The man called Nova guest stars when strange visitors from outer space land on Earth. And more!
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

Hmm... I don't like Marvel Universe 2 too much, but American Dream is hoter that Captain America, and the comic is entertaining. 6/10

Hmm... No me gusta el Universo Marvel 2 mucho que digamos, pero American Dream está más buena que el Capitan America, y el comic es entretenido. 6/10

The foundations of the mighty Shi’Ar are shaken! Vulcan is here! His first test, the Imperial Guard! It’s Vulcan vs. Gladiator. The victor will decide the fate of an entire galaxy! Part 6 (of 12)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Vulcan is here, and nothing seems able to stop him. 7/10

Vulcan está aquí, y nada parece capaz de detenerlo. 7/10

As remnants of the Phoenix make their way through the Stepford Cuckoos, more and more of their past is revealed! Where do they come from? Who created them? And who are their parents?! Part 3 (of 5)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Not read yet. Waiting for the TPB.

Sin leer. Esperando al TPB.

Mayday’s ambivalence about returning to the spider-life may prove fatal for one of her closest friends! Believing that Spider-Girl could be a volunteer at St. Andrews Shelter, a brand-new super-assassin targets all the teenage girls and sets his sights on Courtney Duran! Introducing an all-new super-villain and a guest appearance of the Hobgoblin!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

Entertaining, nothing else. 6/10

Entretenido, poco más. 6/10

Trapped within the most secure superhuman penal colony ever devised, hunted by the most dangerous teenaged killing machine ever incarcerated, the Young Avengers and the Runaways might even stand a chance of survival—if they could put aside their mutual dislike for just one minute!
32 PGS./NO ADS/Rated T+ ...$2.99

I haven't read Runaways before the Civil War tie-in, and... well, I actually like them! 8/10

No había leído nada de Runaways hasta el tie-in de Civil War,... pero me gustan! 8/10.


All the mysteries are answered, as Neil Gaiman (1602, Anansi Boys, Sandman) and John Romita Jr. (AMAZING SPIDER-MEN, WOLVERINE) bring you the penultimate chapter of ETERNALS. The remaining Eternals have to fight for their existence and the nature of the cosmos is explained.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

I just read not only the #5 but the 4 previous issues. And no one an doubt Neil Gaiman is one of the best story-tellers out there! 9/10.

Me acabo de leer no sólo el #5, sino los cuatro anteriores también. Y nadie puede dudar que Neil Gaiman es uno de los mejores cuenta-historias que hay ahora mismo! 9/10.

The New X-Men are still reeling from the events of last issue, but the real concern is: Where has Wither been this whole time? After leaving the Mansion, Wither set out on his own...but what has he been up to? Find out here. Also, what does Selene have to do with all this?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Wither has been missing for a long time, even though some one at the Mansion has been keeping a track on him. How would be your life if you knew that you are death-in-life? 8/10.

Wither lleva un tiempo desaparecido, aunque alguien en la Mansión no le ha perdido la pista. Cómo sería tu vida si supieras que eres la muerte en vida? 8/10.

“Savior”, Part 3 of 5
While Omega Red holds Jubilee hostage and with S.H.I.E.L.D. hot on his trail, Logan makes his way to Berlin – the site of an ill-fated mission during his time in Team X – to retrieve an ellusive artifact from the Cold War: the carbonadium synthesizer. Omega Red wants the synthesizer so that he can stabilize the deadly carbonadium bonded to his body—but can he be trusted to deliver on his end of the bargain? Of course not. Logan has a plan, though—but he’s going to need some help from an old friend to pull it off.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

Not read. Waiting for the TPB.

Sin leer. Esperando al TPB.

It’s the jaw-dropping conclusion to “Torn!” How will Emma’s betrayal affect the team?! Will the Hellfire Club stand victorious?! This issue also sets up the events leading into John and Joss’ final arc of Astonishing X-Men! Don’t miss it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Well, I wouldn't call that an end nor a conclussion. Whedon is full of surprises! 9/10.

Bueno, yo no llamaría a eso ni un final ni una conclusión. Whedon está lleno de sorpresas! 9/10.

The DOMINO PRINCIPLE comes to an explosive conclusion as CABLE’s confrontation with the SIX PACK and their newest member leads to a very difficult decision for all concerned -- ruin a country on the brink of salvation or let Cable tip the first domino towards WORLD DOMINATION!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

This issue ends just like all of us knew it will, but anyway... I think the plot has become a little messy in the last times. I preferred it when it was just Deadpool nonsense. It had its style. 7/10

Este número termina como todos sabíamos que lo haría, pero... creo que la trama se ha vuelto demasiado retorcida en los últimos números. Me gustaba más cuando eran simplemente tonterías de Masacre. Tenía su estilo. 7/10

Featuring villains, villains, villains! Sides change and chaos reigns as the evildoers of the Marvel Universe make their presence felt in a new and shocking way! But when the underworld gets involved, can the Punisher be far behind?
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/ Rated T+ ...$2.99

This is what we all have been waiting for! What happens when you realize that you did the wrong choice? What would you do to amend it? What happens when you cannot tell friends from foes, nor good guys from bad guys anymore?

Esto es lo que todos habíamos estado esperando! Qué pasa cuando te das cuenta de que estás en el bando equivocado? Qué harás para solucionarlo? Qué ocurre cuando ya no puedes distinguir amigos de enemigos, ni buenos de malos?



“Vicious Cycle”, Part 5
Conclusion to first story arc, “Vicious Cycle”
Once upon a time, Johnny Blaze had a wife, a family and his own carnival—everything a stunt-riding yahoo could ever want. Then it all went to Hell...literally. Now back on Earth, Johnny has one last chance to reconcile his life before he has to immerse himself in death. Featuring a guest appearance by...SATAN!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Same as happened with Eternals, I just discovered this serie and I read the first 5 issues in a row... Amazing! I really love Saltares' pencils, Texeira's covers and Way's stories. You should read this! 9/10

Como me pasó con Eternals, acabo de descubrir esta serie y me he leído los primeros 5 números seguidos... Increible! Me encantan los dibujos de Saltares, las portadas de Texeira y las historias de Wat. Tienes que leer esto. 9/10

IRON MAN 13 #13
He’s perhaps the most misunderstood figure in the whole of CIVIL WAR! But now, get inside the mind of Tony Stark, and learn why he feels that superhuman registration is necessary, and why he’s taken it upon himself to lead the charge for its implementation! Big changes are in store for IRON MAN in the post-CIVIL WAR landscape, and the build-up begins here!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

I'm sure I told you several times, but I never really liked Bucket-Head. He as head of S.H.I.E.L.D., well... it's just creepy. Besides, the comic ain't nothing special. 5/10

Estoy seguro de que lo he dicho muchas veces, pero nunca me ha caído bien el Cabeza-Cubo. Imaginarmelo de lider de S.H.I.E.L.D, es... espeluznante cuanto menos. Además, el comic no es nada del otro mundo. 5/10

Conclusion to first story arc!
“Glories Such As These”: It’s never about speed or slick moves or razor-sharp reflexes. It’s about what you can take. It’s about how much pain you can absorb. How many times you can hit the mat, bloody and dazed, and still get up. That’s where glory is forged. That’s where one earns the grace of God. Or in this case, Khonshu, God of Vengeance. Marc Spector’s taken their best shot. Taskmaster. The Profile. The entire Committee. Question is, are they ready for his?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

He's back! I mean, he's really back! 7/10.

Ha vuelto! Quiero decir, ha vuelto de verdad! 7/10

Tony Stark is gearing up for the final battle of the Civil War and he thinks he has it all under control. But Tony has made a fatal mistake and he will pay the price. The future of the Avengers begins here!!
Regular writer Brian Bendis welcomes very special guest artist Jimmy Cheung!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

Nothing special 6/10

Nada especial 6/10

Roaring out of the pages of Daredevil, the new White Tiger makes a ferocious debut, courtesy of the dynamic scripting of NY Times best-selling fantasy author Tamora Pierce (Trickster’s Queen, The Will of the Empress) and masterful penciling of
rising star Phil Briones (La Geste des Chevaliers-Dragons, Les Seigneurs d’Agartha). Angela del Toro knows pain: Her uncle Hector Ayala, the former White Tiger, killed. Her FBI partner, murdered. Her career, ruined. Her mentor, Matt Murdock, jailed. And the hurt is just beginning....The Yakuza’s bloodthirsty Sano Orii returns, a genocidal shadow organization appears, and a new-but-old super-powered madman is looking to put the squeeze on White Tiger. Armed with mystical amulets---and finally in costume---White Tiger demands answers! But will she survive long enough to ask the right questions?
40 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

A very good first issue... let's see if the others keep in the same line. 8/10

Un muy buen primer número... veamos si los demás sigien en la misma línea 8/10


There is a place far stranger than the School For Gifted Youngsters, where secrets and mutant horrors are kept away from the greater world. That place is the mind of Charles Xavier. Now his exceptional students have to help Professor X escape that which he fears most!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

Not read yet. Waiting for the TPB.

Sin leer. Esperando al TPB.

With Civil War in full-throttle mode, Spider-Man follows his conscience... and fast becomes a lightning rod for controversy. Unmasked and vunerable, this is Spider-Man as you've NEVER seen him!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

Due to the delays in Civil War, this issue is a bit 'ahead', and what happens here is suppossed to follow CW6. Anyway, that is not a problem to follow the plot. You thought giving up his secret identity was a big deal? Wait for this! 9/10

A causa de los retrasos en Civil War, este número va un poco 'adelantado', y lo que ocurre en él se supone que viene después del CW6. De todas formas, no es problema para seguir la trama. Pensabas que había sido fuerte el dar a conocer su identidad secreta? Espera a esto! 9/10

In “Embedded”: Hot on the trail of a revelation that could explode the rift between the pro-registration and anti-registration heroes and forever change the nature of the Registration Act, the Daily Bugle’s Ben Urich and Sally Floyd have the story. Can they bring the power to the people?
In “The Accused”: His powers are gone, he’s been held culpable for the worst super-human disaster in history, and every super-villain in prison is looking to take a piece of Speedball. Will he make it out alive, and with hundreds of deaths on his conscious, does he want to? Also featuring true tales of war time in Civil War “Correspondence!"
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

I liked more the first issues. 6/10

Me gustaron más los primeros. 6/10

The Imperial Guard is dead. So who better to fill their intergalactic shoes than the Exiles?! The world-jumping heroes find themselves in a battle against a being that has killed Galactus. That being: An evil Silver Surfer!
Part 2 (of 2)!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

Waiting for the TPB

Esperando al TPB

“Equinox,” Part 2 of 5
When the Son of Satan is your best option, God help you.
New Orleans. The Big Easy. The membrane between our world and the underworld has always been a little thinner here. Now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the outpouring of human misery has drawn demons like sharks to a bloodbath. Demons who work for someone--or something--that’s harvesting body parts in a furious race toward unspeakable purposes. For Daimon Hellstorm, this means one thing: It’s hunting season. Like Sun Tzu said, “Some battles can be won without firing a single arrow. All you need to do is sow chaos.” And who better to do that than the Son of Satan?
This is the Son of Satan as you’ve never seen him before, brought to you by acclaimed novelist Alexander Irvine (The Narrows), with searing art by Russell Braun (Animal Man) and Klaus Janson.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content ...$3.99

The problem when dealing with the Devil (ask Jhonny Blaze if you don't believe me) is that you never know what to expect. You just make your stand... and wait. 9/10

El problema cuando tratas con el Diablo (si no me crees pregúntale a Jhonny Blaze) es que nunca sabes qué esperar. Tomas tus decisiones... y esperas. 9/10.

Following her escape from prison, criminal mastermind Celia Ricadonna sets out to systematically assassinate the HEROES FOR HIRE, starting with Tarantula! Meanwhile, Shang Chi leads the investigation into the Skrull organ transplants and the mysterious corporation behind them. Part 1 (of 2)
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

I enjoyed DoA. The movie is a fucking shit, but there's very few things that amuse me more than hot chicks kicking asses. And that's what you have here, hot chicks kicking asses... and is T+, what guarantees some blood in the frames! 8/10

Me gustó DoA. La película es una puta mierda, pero hay pocas cosas que me gusten más que tías buenas repartiendo tollinas. Y eso es lo que tenemos aquí, tías buenas dando buenas hostias.... y además es T+, lo que nos garantiza un poco de sangre en las vinetas! 8/10


It’s that time of year again – or it will be when this book comes out – and this digest delivers six stories sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Industry legend Tom DeFalco (SPIDER-GIRL) and artist Takeshi Miyazawa bring you a riff on the classic “A Christmas Carol” starring Spider-Man, and rising star Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) writes two tales: Artist Duncan Roleau draws a story showing the many ways in which the members of the Fantastic Four celebrate the holidays, and Roger Cruz illustrates a merry mutant holiday spectacular! Plus: The New Avengers battle an Ultron robot programmed to believe it’s Santa Claus, courtesy of Jeff Parker (Interman, AGENTS OF ATLAS) and hot newcomer Reilly Brown! Then, writer Mike Carey (X-MEN, ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR) joins artist Mike Perkins (CAPTAIN AMERICA, SPELLBINDERS) to take the Fantastic Four on a wild ride! Finally, webcomics superstar Shaenon Garrity (Narbonic) joins indy comics legend Roger Langridge (Fred the Clown, MARVEL MONSTERS: FIN FANG FOOM) for just the sort of insanity they’re known for! Collects MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2004-2005, plus classic yuletide yarns from MARVEL TEAM-UP #1 (1971) & UNCANNY X-MEN #143 (1980}
144 PGS./All Ages ... $7.99

But the frame with Wolverine tearing apart Santa... nothing worth the time. 5/10

Quitando la vineta con Wolverine destrozando a Santa... nada que valga la pena. 5/10

“UNREDEEMED” Part 1 (of 3)
Can a man really change who he is? Can he erase the past and set forth on a new future for himself? The Juggernaut has tried to make his way as a hero, but there are voices in him that are pulling him back to villainous ways. Will Juggernaut give in to the temptation?
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

I keep wondering why I read this serie. 5/10

Me sigo preguntando porqué la leo. 5/10

Hey there, Marvel Universe. He’s back...with a vengeance. Taking no prisoners. Literally. With Civil War in full throttle mode, Frank Castle is feeling the heat. His safe houses have been raided, his munitions seized, and he’s square in the crosshairs of a Marvel Universe big gun who always gets his man. Until now, this wasn’t Frank’s war. But when Spandex-clad baddies start carrying badges...well, lets’ just say that’s something the Punisher can’t abide. Brought to you by rising star Matt Fraction (THE LAST OF THE INDEPENDANTS), with eye-popping art by superstar artist Ariel Olivetti (LAST AVENGERS STORY).
32 PGS./NO ADS/ Rated T+ ...$2.99

It was not so difficult to figure where he would stand when the time come. It's difficult to figure what will happen next. 8/10

No era difícil imaginar de qué lado iba a estar cuando llegara el momento. Lo que es difícil es imaginar qué pasará ahora. 8/10

Epilogue to "Vendetta"
Logan’s survived a plane crash, near-decapitation and being burned alive. The question is... HOW? In this special epilogue to the sellout smash Civil War tie-in arc, the answers start to unfold. Think you know everything there is to know about Marvel’s most popular mutant? Think again. Logan’s newest mystery begins here.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

The story is quite 'new', so to say. What happens to Logan each time he 'dies'? But Ramos' pencils are a pain. 7/10

La historia es innovadora. Qué le pasa a Logan cada vez que 'muere'? Pero los dibujos de Ramos son como un grano en el culo. 7/10

Remember X-Factor #87? “X-Aminations,” the analysis issue? Sure you do. Everybody does. Well, Peter David and new regular artist Pablo Raimondi evoke memories of that classic tale with “Re-X-Aminations” as the new team unloads their hopes, fears and darkest secrets to an attentive Doc Samson. If anyone who read the previous series isn’t reading the current one, this is the issue to bring them on board.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Recap storie after the first year. Nothing special about it. 6/10

Historia resumen después del primer año. Nada especial. 6/10

The time has come for the next generation of Avengers to choose a new lineup, but first they must battle zombie versions of themselves! Then, as Katie Power (from Power Pack) joins the team, American Dream and her friends mount a search for the missing Thunderstrike. The man called Nova guest stars when strange visitors from outer space land on Earth. And more!
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

Same as with the first issue above. 6/10

Lo mismo que con el primer número, más arriba. 6/10

CIVIL WAR tie-in
In the midst of the Civil War, Cap faces his worst fears, as friends desert his cause, and comrades in arms lie dead or wounded. And among all this, the Red Skull begins to make his moves, with a few startling comrades of his own this time. This stunning conclusion of DRUMS OF WAR sets the stage for the next year of Captain America stories that will have everyone talking!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Just another Civil War tie-in. 6/10

Simplemente otro tie-in de Civil War. 6/10


Marvel’s greatest heroes sacrificed themselves to save the world from the deadliest threat they had ever faced—Onslaught! The lives of the Fantastic Four and the Avengers were saved only when Franklin Richards created a parallel universe, where we found those heroes, reborn! But this world has long since merged back into our own, and the evil Onslaught—forged from the most vile parts of Magneto’s and Professor X’s psyches—has been presumed long dead... but now he, himself, is reborn—and he’s bringing fragments of the other universe with him! Join comics superstars Jeph Loeb and Rob Liefeld in this no-holds-barred, all-out action extravaganza—celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the event that changed Marvel history—as Onslaught, the Marvel Universe, and the Heroes Reborn Universe collide in this massive crossover! A significant portion of the proceeds from ONSLAUGHT REBORN #1-5 will be donated to The Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

You missed Onslaught? Well, you have a chance here to amend that! 7/10

Te perdiste Onslaught? Bueno, ahora tienes una oportunidad para remediarlo! 7/10

The Squadron Supreme has invaded the Ultimate Universe seeking revenge, and Earth strikes back with its biggest guns! It’s the smackdown of the year as the Squadron Supreme go toe-to-toe with the Ultimates, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Spidey himself. And neither world will survive unscathed. You cannot miss it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Some people hates Greg Land, but I really love him. Same happens with Bendis. Put them together.... and get ready to see an entire Universe turned upside-down! 9/10.

Hay gente que odia a Greg Land, pero a mi me encanta. Lo mismo pasa con Bendis. Ponlos juntos y... preparate para ver todo un Universo patas arriba! 9/10

What if the world’s deadliest killing machine was never de-programmed? Over half a year has passed since the Hand took control of Wolverine, forcing him to assassinate one great hero after another. Now only a handful of super-powered beings are left to stop him. Who will risk their life to end the path of death and destruction? Written by the creator of indie sensation BOMB QUEEN.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Is just a What if?, but I never would have expected and end like that. Highly recommended! 9/10

Es sólo un What if?, pero nunca me hubiera esperado el final. Muy recomendable! 9/10

X-MEN #193
It’s fight night! The X-Men battle it out with their mysterious new foes, The Children, right above the Xavier Institute! And when the dust clears, what decision does Rogue make that will shake the X-Men to their core?! Part 6 (of 6)!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

Reading X-Men, Uncanny and Astonishing is getting a bit muddy lately,... and I think this issue will ammend that! Plus, the conclusion of Supernovas! 8/10.

Leer X-Men, Uncanny y Astonishing se ha vuelto un poco lioso ultimamente,.... pero creo que este número solucionará un poco eso! Además, la conclusión de Supernovas! 8/10.

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