martes, 23 de marzo de 2010

Solicitations: DC Comics, Junio 2010... comentado

La última vez que hice un artículo de estos salió un poquito extenso, así que trataré de condensar un poco la información y el formato...

Primero vayan a ver el listado completo DC para el mes de Junio en CBR

SUPERMAN #700
On sale JUNE 23 - 56 pg, FC $4.99 US
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, JAMES ROBINSON & DAN JURGENS
Art by EDDY BARROWS, BERNARD CHANG, DAN JURGENS & J.P. MAYER
Cover by GARY FRANK
1:25 “DC 75th Anniversary” variant cover by Eduardo Risso
1:75 “DC 75th Anniversary” variant black and white cover by Eduardo Risso
DC Comics proudly presents the 700th issue of SUPERMAN, a 56-page extravaganza full of tales celebrating the Man of Steel’s past, present and future! First up is a story by the man who actually killed Superman, Dan Jurgens! Then, James Robinson brings his epic run on the title to a close with a touching story featuring art by Benard Chang that brings Superman back to Earth after his time on New Krypton. Finally, we preview the exciting new SUPERMAN ongoing creative team as J. Michael Straczynski and Eddy Barrows provide a story that sets the stage for an explosive, all-new direction for The Man of Steel! (Seriously! Wait till you read this!)
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

BATMAN #700
On sale JUNE 9 - 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by TONY DANIEL, ANDY KUBERT & FRANK QUITELY
Cover by DAVID FINCH
1:25 “DC 75th Anniversary” variant cover by MIKE MIGNOLA
1:75 “DC 75th Anniversary” variant black and white cover by MIKE MIGNOLA
Grant Morrison returns to BATMAN with this oversized special! And he’s brought an all-star roster of artists along with him including Andy Kubert, Tony Daniel and Frank Quitely to celebrate this milestone 700th issue featuring stories spotlighting each of the Batmen from different eras – Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne. You won’t want to miss this blockbuster story that paves the way for the return of Bruce Wayne and sports mind-boggling covers by superstars David Finch (BRIGHTEST DAY) and Mike Mignola (BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT, Hellboy)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

WONDER WOMAN #600
On sale JUNE 30 - 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, GEOFF JOHNS, GAIL SIMONE & others
Art by GEORGE PÉREZ, PHIL JIMENEZ, JOE MADUREIRA & others
Cover by GEORGE PÉREZ
1:25 “DC 75th Anniversary” variant cover by ADAM HUGHES
1:75 “DC 75th Anniversary” variant black and white cover by ADAM HUGHES
You’re invited to the gala celebration featuring WONDER WOMAN talent from the past and present to commemorate this landmark issue! Renumbered to reflect Wonder Woman’s starring role in 600 issues, this book features the industry’s top talent – including Geoff Johns, Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Gail Simone, Joe Madureira and more! Plus, readers won’t want to miss a chance to check out the exciting, all-new direction for the Wonder Woman universe as new ongoing writer J. Michael Straczynski (SUPERMAN, BRAVE AND THE BOLD, Amazing Spider-Man) provides a story of his own!
Retailers please note: This issue ships with three covers. Please see Previews Order Form for more information.

Los tres personajes más importantes de la compañía alcanzan números dignos de destacarse, auqnue sea con algunas trampas de renumeración, de las que están de modo hoy en día.

La revista de Batman se ve más interesante para mi gusto, especialmente por el equipo creativo. La llegada de JMS a Superman y Wonder Woman no me entusiasma demasiado, pero es la clase de proyectos que se esperaban con la exclusividad que le ofreciera DC.

Un par de cosas que se ven algo fuera de lugar son la portada de Superman hecha por Eduardo Risso (perfecto para Batman, no sé qué tanto para Superman), y Joe Madureira en Wonder Woman.

GREEN ARROW #1
On sale JUNE 23 - 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by MAURO CASCIOLI
1:25 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
BRIGHTEST DAY shines its light on Star City in this oversized first issue from up-and-coming writer J.T. Krul (BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS, GREEN ARROW #30) and future superstar artist Diogenes Neves (New Mutants)! “The Fall of Green Arrow” has ended. Now who carries the heavy bow of the Emerald Archer? Coming out of the devastation, what miraculous event has occurred in Star City and what mysteries await inside that bring the forces of good and evil in search of its lone protector? Aim for a whole new era starring Green Arrow in this exciting ongoing series!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

No conozco a J.T Krul, todavía nome topo con un comic suyo que tenga ganas de leer, pero difícilmente me parece el escritor adecuado para este relanzamieno, no porque no tenga talento, nada puedo opinar al respecto, sino porque la última vez que esta serie fue exitosa fue cuando se relanzó a manos de Kevin Smith.

Me parece que Green Arrow es un personaje que funciona mejor mientras más anclada esté en la realidad, pero con la cantidad de relanzamientos que ha tenido la revista me parece que se necesita poner a un peso pesado a cargo de la serie, al menos por un año, para que tenga alguna oportunidad de permanecer en la parte alta del Ranking de ventas. A Diogenes Neves pude verlo en New Mutants y me gustó mucho, pero fue apenas una revista, no sé qué tal rinda con una periodicidad mensual, pero tiene material para destacarse tanto como lo ha hecho su compatriota Ivan Reis.

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #13
On sale JUNE 23 - 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by PAUL DINI
Co-feature written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN & DEREK FRIDOLFS
Co-feature art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
Hush finally breaks his silence and decides to make life difficult for Batman. What is Tommy Elliot’s gameplan? And what will Bruce Wayne’s return mean for the man who’s been masquerading as Bruce all these months?
Also, the final, thrilling installment of the Manhunter co-feature is here! Kate confronts a vicious enemy who has infiltrated her personal life. Everyone she cares about is in danger, and so is her secret identity! Can she protect her loved ones? And when it’s all said and done, will she decide to stay in Gotham City – or return to the relative peace of Los Angeles?
No he seguido la nueva etapa de Manhunter, pero creo que este mes marca el término de un experimento fallido. No solo termina Manhunter, practicamente la totalidad de los co-features (historias de complemeno), desaparecieron de las colecciones regulares y las series de Red Circle, son los peronajes de Archie Comics (MLJ), publican su último número este mes.

Tendrá que pasar algún tiempo para analizar bien el fenómeno, pero a primera vista pareciera que hubo una mala combinación entre la época que se eligió para el lanzamiento de esta iniciativa (en plena Crisis económica); mala química entre la revista central y la de complemento: y la utilización de cómics que eran mayormente de bajo perfil para el proyecto. Claramente no es lo mismo poner páginas extras y subirle el precio a la Doom Patrol que a Detective Comics o a Action Comics.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SGT. ROCK VOL. 3 TP
On sale JULY 21 - 496 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
Written by ROBERT KANIGHER
Art and cover by JOE KUBERT
War is hell — and no one knows that better than Sgt. Rock and Easy Company. Collecting stories from OUR ARMY AT WAR #149-163, 165-172 and 174-180.

No tengo idea de qué tan buena sea esta revista, nunca he leido las historias clásicas del Sgt. Rock, pero sólo por el placer de mirar las páginas de Joe Kubert, debiera valer la pena gastar los 20 dólares que cuesta este Showcase de 500 páginas.

FOGTOWN HC
On sale AUGUST 4 - 176 pg, B&W, 5.5” x 8”, $19.99 US - MATURE READERS
Written by ANDERSEN GABRYCH
Art by BRAD RADER
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
New from Vertigo Crime! Frank Grissel is a hard-knuckled private eye – and a deeply closeted homosexual – set in the very real world of 1953 San Francisco. Aided by his long-suffering secretary (and sometime live-in lover) Loretta, Grissel’s search for a runaway girl winds up with his becoming a suspect in a string of gruesome murders. The case takes twists and turns through the Golden Gate’s greasy underbelly: the beguiling arms of a Chinese shipping heiress (and smuggler); an unexpected reunion with the daughter he abandoned long ago; the loss of Loretta to the sadistic clutches of the high-powered “Colonel”; and finally to the horrifying, gender-bending truth.

Me llama la atención esta Novela Gráfica, no porque me interese comprarla sino por el equipo creativo... Gabrych es un tipo al que leí en cómics de Batman y nunca me pareció particularmente talentoso, pero tampoco desteñía. A Brad Rader me costó recordarlo... lo conocí porque dibujó 2 números del comic de Batman TAS por allá por 1993-94, para ser más preciso, lo números 4 y 5, donde aparecía Robin y se enfrentaban al Espantapájaros.

Parece un tándem bastante improbable, más aún con el lanzamiento de una Novela Gráfica original, pero puede ser un proyecto interesante... otra Novela Gráfica que debuta este mes es "DARK RAIN: A NEW ORLEANS STORY HC"

A continuación hay tres ítemes de DC Direct que me llamaron la atención:
SUPERMAN VS. MUHAMMAD ALI STATUE
BASED ON THE ART OF NEAL ADAMS
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!”
It’s the Man of Steel versus the man known as “The Greatest of All Time” in this statue that features Superman taking on Muhammad Ali.
Based on the cover art of the original 1978 tabloid version of the book “All-New Collectors' Edition: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali,” this classic scene of the two greats squaring off against one another is available in 3-D form for the first time.
The release of this statue coincides with the reprinting of the story in two hardcover editions. (See page 102 for more information on the books.) All three products are officially licensed by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.
This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue includes a logo base, measures approximately 9.25” high x 9.625” wide x 6.5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
* Minor assembly required.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 10, 2010 * Statue * $250


THE JOKER 1:4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE
SCULPTED BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS
He’s dy-na-mite!
The Joker flirts with his own destiny as he stands on top of a pile of dynamite, with his hand on the detonator!
This classic rendition of the Clown Prince of Crime is the latest addition to DC Direct’s exclusive 1:4 scale museum quality statue series. Featuring mixed media elements from resin to fabric, the numerous textures add visual interest to the already stunning scene.
THE JOKER 1:4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE includes hand-painted resin parts, measures approximately 19” high x 11” wide x 7.25” deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 3, 2010
Statue * $325 US


DC CHRONICLES: THE FLASH STATUE
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER
The Fastest Man Alive kicks up a dust cloud as he slides into the DC Chronicles statue series!
This statue features The Flash of the Silver Age, Barry Allen, in his classic costume.
The DC Chronicles statue line has a consistent base, and the retro-style logo on the base further gives the piece a sense of the period from which it originated.
This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6.75” high x 5” wide x 3.5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 24, 2010
Statue * $99.99 US
Las tres esculturas me parecen fabulosas y desearía tener el dinero que se necesita para comprarlas, pero bueno... tal vez en 5 años en eBay.

¿Qué opinan ustedes? ¿Qué les llamó la atención?


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