Savage Red Sonja - Queen of the Frozen Wastelands

19 February, 2007

Savage Red Sonja - Queen of the Frozen Wastelands is a comic written and drawed by Frank Cho, and published by Dynamite Entertainment at the end of last year.
They are going to edit a TPB collecting al 4 issues in may, so you are still to get this serie in paper.

Sonja is bounty-hunting a horde of vikings, when she passed out fighting their berserker. When she recovers consciusness, she is captive of the Queen of the Frozen Wastelands, who commands and army of yetis and neanderthal-men, and enslaves all other human beings she come across with.
She plan to use Sonja to breed a new race, but our red have other things in mind.

The story is anything but original, with this 'I don't want to be a slave' thing. It is properly written, though, and the comic has the right dose of bloodshed and violence.
The pencils are as good as Cho have us used to (no wonder this poor girl hates the cold, though), and is, as a whole, a more than recommendable lecture. 8/10

Savage Red Sonja - Queen of the Frozen Wastelands es un comic escrito y dibujado por Frank Cho y publicado por Dynamite Entertainment a finales del año pasado. Van a hacer una reedición de los cuatro números en formato TPB por mayo, así que aún estáis a tiempo de encargarlo si os interesa...

Sonja está cazando una horda de vikingos, cuando pierde el conocimiento luchando contra su berserker. Cuando recobra la conciencia, ha sido capturada por la Reina de los Páramos Helados (traducción mía un tanto libre), que dirige un ejército de yetis y Neanderthales, esclavizando a los humanos que se cruzan en su camino.
Planea usar a Sonja para criar una nueva raza, pero la pelirroja tiene otras cosas en mente.

La historia no es que sea muy original, con el rollo 'No quiero ser esclava'. Está bien escrita, no obstante, y el comic tiene la dosis adecuada de sangre y violencia.
Los dibujos son todo lo buenos que Cho nos tiene acostumbrados (no me extraña que la pobre chica odie el frío, no obstante), y es, en general, una lectura más que recomendable. 8/10

High speed movies

16 February, 2007

Usually movies are recorded at 25 frames per second. That's why 'slow motion' looks so... 'faltering'. But take a look at these short movies, recorded with special hi-speed cameras... up to 7300 fps!! You can even see the air moving!!
The are all amazing, but specially the explosions, and the girl with the machine gun.

Normalmente las películas se graban a 25 imágenes por segundo. Eso explica porqué la cámara lenta se ve tan... entrecortada. Pero echadle un vistazo a estas mini-películas grabadas con cámaras especiales de alta velocidad hasta 7300 fps! Puedes hasta ver las ondas expansivas, y el aire en movimiento!
Son todas geniales, pero especialmente las de las explosiones y la chica con la metralleta.
A disfrutar.

January comics

09 February, 2007



Spider-Man’s about to embark on what very well might be the most important offensive of the Civil War that’s rocking the Marvel Universe. Part 6 (of 8).
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

It feels good to be on the right side again. 8/10

Es agradable estar en el lado correcto otra vez. 8/10

Captain America’s depleted forces have determined the secret of File 42, setting them on a last-ditch collision course with Iron Man and the Pro-Registration heroes! It’s the beginning of the battle of the century—a conflict in which virtually every superhuman on Earth will be forced to choose a side to fight on!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Get ready, because the final confrontation is close! And it might hurt! 8/10

Preparaos, porque la confrontación final está cerca! Y puede doler! 8/10

The betrayer among the Marvel heroes stands revealed, as war with Atlantis seems inevitable! And Speedball comes face-to-face with his accuser!
32 PGS. /Rated T+ ...$2.99

This one is way better than the previous ones... and the Penance story is... WOW! 8/10

Este es mucho mejor que los números anteriores... y la historia de Penance es... WOW! 8/10

“TRAUMA”The White Event. The most startling celestial phenomenon ever witnessed by the human race. While most humans are left to wonder its significance, a few have emerged from its wake as something more. Now, they must come to terms with their new existences…and survive a world that is struggling to come to terms with them. Acclaimed writer Warren Ellis (Ultimate Extinction, NEXTWAVE) and superstar artist Salvador Larroca (X-MEN) bring you this new universe—a universe witnessing superhuman power for the first time.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Enjoy the world that meet superhuman beings for the first time! 8/10

Disfruta del mundo que conoce a los superhombres por primera vez! 8/10

Hey there, Marvel Universe. He’s back. Taking no prisoners. Literally. With Civil War in full throttle mode, Frank Castle decides to take a side. Question is, Does it want him? Makes no difference for the Punisher. He’s a soldier and this is war. Get in line or get out of his way. Hope on board this star-studded Civil War tie-in brought to you by rising star Matt Fraction (The Last of the Independents), with eye-popping art by superstar artist Ariel Olivetti (Space Ghost).
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Pretty much the same story than CW #6, but it's ok. And I like Olivetti. 7/10.

Más o menos la misma historia que CW #6, pero está bien. Además, me gusta Olivetti. 7/10.

The all-out battle for control of the Shi'ar Empire begins here! The X-Men team-up with the Starjammers for a rescue mission that could mean everything for the future of the Shi'ar Empire! Meanwhile, Darwin and Xavier are trapped in the clutches of the enemy! Part 8 (of 12)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

What is doing Vulcan with D'Ken? And why isn't D'Ken in a coma? The story gets more and more intrincated and interesting! 8/10

Qué hace Vulcan con D'Ken? Y porqué no está D'Ken en coma? La historia se vuelve más y más intrincada e interesante! 8/10

X-23: TARGET X #2
X-23’s bloodstained past continues to unfold as superstar Top Cow artists Mike Choi and Sonia Oback join the team! The hunt continues for X-23 as she tries to make a normal life for herself. But can she escape her violent past when not only the Facility that created her is hunting her, but S.H.I.E.L.D. as well? X-23 is about to collide head first with the Marvel Universe, and sparks will fly as CAPTAIN AMERICA and DAREDEVIL join the chase!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

A nice story about a cool character, even though some people hate her. 8/10

Una buena historia acerca de un buen personaje, a pesar de que algunos la odien. 8/10

As Spider-Girl continues her hunt for Hobgoblin and the lethal legacy of Wilson Fisk, the former Kingpin of Crime, a vicious new player enters the fray: Mad Dog--the bounty hunter who employs the weapons of the former super-villains he’s captured.
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

Just OK. 5/10

Pasable. 5/10


A Civil War: Casualties of War special self-contained issue! It’s claws versus blades as Wolverine takes his VENDETTA to the pages of Blade, written by “Wolverine: Vendetta” scribe Marc Guggenheim and illustrated by industry legend Howard Chaykin. Plus: A story from Blade’s mysterious past!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

The pencils sucks, but the story is alright. 7/10

Los dibujos son una mierda, pero la historia está bien. 7/10

With otherworldly figures breathing down his neck, the key to Daimon Hellstorm’s survival sits shriveled in a little glass jar, waiting to be reunited with its host. All the Son of Satan needs is needle and thread, and to take the biggest gamble of his life. God help us if he rolls craps.
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./Explicit Content …$3.99

I cannot wait for #5!! 9/10

No puedo esperar al #5!! 9/10

The Riftwar has begun! Magician apprentice Pug may have lost his mentor as Kulgan, the Master Magician of Crydee, lies wounded by a strange attack from the Tsurani invaders. But more exciting events are about to unfold as Queen Aglaranna and her delegation from Elvandar arrive to discuss the Tsurani threat. Can the elves and the people of Crydee find a way to repel these invaders before they storm into the world of Midkemia… or will they have to send for the distant king’s aid as they prepare for all-out war? Adapted from the legendary novel by New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist, MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE is considered by critics to be second only to Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” as the premiere epic in fantasy, and this adaptation continues to receive accolades from fans for its faithful retelling of the tale!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Haven't read the book, but the comic is very, very nice!! 9/10

No he leído el libro, pero el comic está muy pero que muy bien!! 9/10.

Juggernaut faces the hardest battle of his life! After trying to stay on the good and narrow, will his quest for strength and power force him back over to the dark side?! And if he does, will his teammates ever be able to look at him the same again?! The surprising conclusion to Frank Tieri’s run on New Excalibur! Part 3 (of 3)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

I think this conclusion is the conclusion of me reading this serie also. 5/10

Creo que esta conclusión es también la conclusión de la serie para mí. 5/10

The Facility turned X-23's childhood into a blood-stained nightmare and now they're gunning for the New X-Men. How far will the team go to save one of their teammates, and once they've crossed over into X-23's violent world, is there any coming back? The kids will never look at X-23 the same again as the fallout from X-23: TARGET X continues here. Part 2 (of 4)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Very good issue! 8/10

Muy buen número! 8/10

After putting a beating on Sano and his bloodthirsty Yakuza warriors, White Tiger and Daredevil face the long arm of the NYPD---and its crosshairs. Being a wanted vigilante is a newsflash for Del Toro as she realizes becoming an enemy of the state isn’t easy. On top of a visit by everyone’s favorite Webslinger, a cold hard rejection by Matt Murdock, and a bruising punch fest with Cobra, Angela learns that divorcing her real-life identity from masked crusading is not as simple as just removing a mask, nor is it all that realistic. And to add it all, Chaeyi and its shadowy activities keep running unchecked with no leads in sight.
The only thing that seems to be constant is the indecision, violence, and frustration following White Tiger without pause….welcome to her world. It’s about to get much rougher!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

Good story. 7/10

Buena historia. 7/10


Unfinished Business Part 1 of 4
DEADPOOL has decided to face the skeletons in his closet, dive deep into that dark void he calls a soul, and rattle things up a bit. First order of business: TASKMASTER. Second order of business: a knock-down drag-out BRAWL!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Poor Deadpool. He's so crazy. 7/10

Pobre Masacre. Está tan loco... 7/10.

A new era for EXILES begins here! Legend Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN) starts a run that will have Exiles fans talking for years to come. And he’s not the only one joining up, as X-Woman PSYLOCKE joins the team as well. What is she doing there? How will the team deal with her arrival? And what new villains plan on destroying every world in existence?!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

Waiting for the TPB.

Esperando al TPB.

The Fantastic Four as we know them are finished, torn apart by the strife of CIVIL WAR! What will happen to the fragmented first family of Marveldom now—and will some other foursome rise to take their place?
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

Fucking Civil War... I'm reading a lot of crap and, even worse, I'm reading a lot of crap out of order!! 5/10

Puta Civil War... Estoy leyendo un montón de basura y, lo que es peor, estoy leyendo un montón de basura fuera de orden!! 5/10

“HELL TO PAY” PART 2 (of 2)
Meanwhile, in the present, Ghost Rider knows what needs to be done. The problem is that there’s something—someone—holding him back…and it’s not Lucifer. It’s Johnny Blaze. Will Johnny step aside and let Ghost Rider loose to do what he’s meant to do? And should he? After all, it didn’t do him any good in the past—as a matter of fact it’s what damned him to Hell…both when he first summoned the Ghost Rider and then again, years later, on the day Johnny Blaze died.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

The first issues were ok, but now... hell, I hate Corvin! 5/10

Los primeros números estaban bien, pero ahora... joder, odio a Corvis! 5/10

A searing vision of Spider-Man’s future, brought to you by rising star Kaare Andrews (INCREDIBLE HULK).
They’re whispering about it on the streets. He’s back. Come down from the mountain like a righteous wraith of vengeance, dispensing rough justice and then swinging off into the night. For Mayor Waters, who rules over the Big Apple with an iron hand, this is a public relations nightmare -- and it’s got to be dealt with pronto. Luckily for him, he has a contingency plan for this type of situation -- and it’s sitting right there, in the Vault. Six hard men, with axes to grind. All Waters has got to do is wind them up and point them.
48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

Great!! 9/10

Genial!! 9/10


The man from the future: Ultimate Cable, makes his final stand against those from the present who oppose him...and death will follow. It’s the end of the road for one of the X-Men. And you’ll be shocked and saddened by who it will be... Part 4 (of 4)
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

I catch up! I love Ultimate X-Men! 9/10.

Ya me he puesto al día! Me encanata Ultimate X-Men! 9/10

Some very strange people have come calling for Bobby Drake, and the young mutants find themselves facing the harshest elements of the Norse Pantheon! With ancient forces in play, certainly someone will incur the wrath of the God of Thunder!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

Not read yet. Waiting for the TPB.

Sin leer, esperando al TPB.

As the Earth is slowly mutated into New Asgard, Thunderstrike returns and the Avengers face the terrible vengeance of Sylene, the daughter of Loki, who is determined to make up for the mistake her father made when he accidentally caused the origin of the original Avengers.
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

The end of the serie. I won't miss it. 6/10

El final de la serie. No la echare de menos. 6/10

As the Civil War rages, two of the universe’s greatest heroes are confronted with pasts they can’t leave behind in two heart-rendering tales. On Earth, the Sentry confronts his inner demons as the shadows of past and future battles tear him apart. Within The Negative Zone, the walls of 42, are pulled back to reveal the return of one of the Marveldom’s greatest heroes…now face-to-face with a Universe they no longer recognize.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Although it is a good story... why did they do it!! And he's going to have a regular serie? I just hope it will be a limited serie... 6/10

A pesar de que es una buena historia... porqué lo han hecho!!?? Y va a tener una serie regular? Espero que sea una serie limitada... 6/10

The double-sized finale of NEIL GAIMAN and JOHN ROMITA JR.’s epic! The Eternals face their mystery enemy at last. This issue will solidify the Eternals’ place in the Marvel Universe. Will they register? Guest-starring the Avengers!
48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

I cannot wait for the last issue! 9/10

No puedo esperar al último número! 9/10

“Midnight Sun: Part One: The Woodwork” Moon Knight enters Civil War!
Three months back on the job, and they’re already coming out of the woodwork. The bad guys you expect. The gangsters and the hoods with old axes to grind. They all come with the territory. But the heroes--them you don’t expect. Popping up to give you the eyeball and make sure you’re toeing the line. Their line. Spider-Man and his wisecracks...Frank Castle, the angel of death himself, telling you he’ll be keeping an eye on you...even the fugitive Captain America, with a word to say about crashing aircraft into the sides of buildings in New York City. And now, this other thing. Someone is out there. Someone hitting the old haunts, scenes of the old crimes. Leaving messages. Leaving bodies. Someone who knows you. Someone who crushes steel and pulls off limbs. All to get your attention. Someone out of your league!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

Messy. 6/10

Un lío. 6/10


Civil War tie in
The Punisher. Captain America. Uneasy allies in even the best of times, now two fugitives fighting a common enemy in CIVIL WAR. Every war is won or lost based on one decisive battle-- this might be the endgame for CIVIL WAR. A clash that's been building for thirty years comes to a ferocious head as The Punisher and Captain America finally collide, and the reverberations will be felt for months to come. Cap made a deal with the devil -- what happens when the devil comes to collect?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Didn't like it at all. 5/10

No me ha gustado nada. 5/10

SON OF M told how Quicksilver stole the precious Terrigen Mists from the Inhumans and how Black Bolt retaliated by declaring war on humanity. Now that war is about to break loose as Gorgon leads a terrorist attack on New York. Old friends become deadly enemies when the Fantastic Four are forced to defend their city against the Inhumans.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

A good story... the only thing I don't like is that it doesn't fit on the continuity. Couldn't they have planned it better? Start the serie before? God... 7/10

Una buena historia... pero lo que no me gusta es que no casa con la continuidad. No podrían haberlo planeado mejor? Haber empezado la serie antes? Joder... 7/10

Having a hard time accepting the idea of Jamie Madrox, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Well, that's nothing compared to what's going to happen when Jamie is captured by S.H.I.E.L.D.'s foremost opponents and is transformed into Jamie Madrox...Agent of Hydra! Plus...Siryn and Monet decide to go shopping and have a grand Mall seizure!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

It is so hard to be the multiple man! 8/10

Es tan duro ser el hombre multiple! 8/10

Anita Blake has faced great horrors in her career as a vampire hunter and an animator of the undead, but being left in a dungeon with an army of were-rats is hardly her idea of a good time. Fortunately, she is able to escape when her vampire hosts intercede, but her good luck seems short-lived when she is brought before Nikolaos, the master vampire of St. Louis. What Nikolaos wants is unclear, but one thing is certain - even an experienced vampire hunter like Anita cannot stand against a being as powerful as this! But can she survive the night?

Great! 8/10

Genial! 8/10

That’s it -- the honeymoon is officially over. With the Civil War racing toward a senses-shattering conclusion, the Black Panther and Storm pledge their allegiance to the renegade Captain America.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

The story is time-shifted from CW, and isn't that good. And besides I hate Turnbull's pencils. 5/10

La historia va desfasada en tiempo con CW, y tampoco es tan buena. Además, odio los dibujos de Turnbull. 5/10

You asked for it, you got it! Quite possibly the most important comic ever! A life-changing event that will change the way you look at yourself and the world around you! Spinning out of the page of CIVIL WAR -- and every other top-selling comic crossover event you can think of – it’s ULTIMATE CIVIL WAR SPIDER-HAM FRISIS (FEATURING WOLVER-HAM)!!! He’s little, he’s pink, he knows how to bring home the bacon. He’s Spider-Ham – and he’s about to embark a kaleidoscopic, time-spanning, universe-shifting journey that will prove just how big a pig he really is. Guest-starring: Iron Ham, Deviled Ham, Fantastic Ham, Green Ham, Ant-Ham, Ultimate Captain Ham, Hambit, Hamneto, and everyone’s favorite Sorcerer Supreme -- whathisface? You know, the guy with the blue tights and red cape…Mustache…Man-servant named Wong? -- anyway, you know who I’m talking about. He’s in it, too. And Wolver-Ham – did I mention him?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

One of the funniest things I've ever read!! 9/10

Una de las cosas más graciosas que he leído nunca!! 9/10

X-MEN #195

X-MEN #195
While the X-Men follow her trail to India, Rogue is at the mercy of the man known as Pandemic! What is his fascinating connection with Rogue? What has he done to Lady Mastermind? Why is he called Pandemic? All good questions. Read the issue and find out! Part 2 (of 3)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

You are pretty screwed when your last hope is Sabretooth!! 7/10

Estás muy jodido cuando tu última esperanza es Dientes de Sable!! 7/10

Monster War

06 February, 2007

Even though I'm a real Marvel zombie, I like to read some other stuff now and then. And I recently discovered a crossover between Dynamite monsters and Top Cow heroes, called Monster War.

With story by Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegowski, and pencils by Joyce Chin and Vitor Ishimura, this limited serie of 4 issues tells how Dr. Jekyll has been able, at last, to split himself from Mr. Hyde. But Mr. Hyde has his own agenda, and with the help of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and the Wolf-Men, he intends to open a gate to bring Hell to Earth.
Dr. Jekyll, Lara Croft, Magdalena, Witchblade and The Darkness will do all that is in their hands to stop them.

These comics were published originally in 2005, but recently Dynamite Entertainment has published a TPB collecting all 4 issues that I'm sure will be more easy to find for all of you. Beside, you always have the scan option.

Anyway, I strongly recommend you the lecture of this comics. The story is very good, and so are the draws. I assure you a very good time.

A pesar de ser un verdadero Marvel zombie, también me gusta leer otras cosas de vez en cuando. Y hace poco descubrí un crossover entre los mounstruos de Dynamite y los heroes de Top Cow, llamado 'Monster War'.

Con guiones de Christopher Golden y Tom Sniegowski, y dibujos de Joyce Chin y Vitor Ishimura,
esta serie limitada de 4 números nos cuenta cómo Dr. Jekyll ha sido capaz, al fin, de separarse de Mr. Hyde... pero Mr Hyde tiene sus propios planes, y con la ayuda de Dracula, el mounstruo de Frankenstein y el Hombre-Lobo, pretende abrir un portal que traerá el infierno a la Tierra.
Dr. Jekyll, Lara Croft, Magdalena, Witchblade y The Darkness harán todo lo que esté en sus manos para impedirlo.

Estos comic se publicaron originalmente en 2005, pero hace poco Dynamite Entertainment ha sacado un tomo recopilatorio, que estoy seguro de que será más fácil de conseguir, para todos aquellos interesados. El scan es siempre otra opción.

De cualquier forma, le recomiendo a todo el mundo la lectura de este comic. La historia es muy buena, y también lo son los dibujos. Os aseguro que pasareis un muy buen rato.