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Superman - As quatro estações
Quadrinho lindamente desenha por Tim Sale no qual sou muito fã, um trabalho bem bonito que essa dupla faz trazendo um lado mais romantizado.
É um bom quadrinho tanto para quem não conhece o personagem e acha difícil entrar nesse mundo, como para quem conhece bem, o roteiro é ágil e faz você engolir a edição, acho algumas coisas tocantes, mostrando o lado mais sensível do personagem, e essa edição pelo amor de Deus, vem até uns postais dentro.
HULK: GRAY (2004) by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale (hardcover)
HULK: GRAY is... incredible (okay, cheap pun, and maybe a slight exaggeration), but still. This was my first time actually picking this one up and reading it after years of it sitting on my bookshelf, and I'm sorta pissed at myself for waiting so long.
This is a super quick read, but a really enjoyable one all the same. I am a fan of the Hulk in team-up stories and as a supporting character, but I never really thought a solo story of his would be all that interesting.. and as far as this particular story arc goes, boy was I was wrong.
That's, once again, a testament to Jeph Loeb's writing, and his connection to these characters and his exploration/understanding of their minds and emotions. This six-issue story arc of The Hulk approaches it in a slightly different way than the Daredevil and Spider-Man books that came before it in the "color" series. Like the others, it does deal with the loss of a loved one but it handles it better in my opinion. Bruce Banner recalls the "birth" of his alter-ego, The Hulk, and the role Betty Ross plays in those early days. However, unlike the aforementioned DD and Spidey stories, Betty Ross is often mentioned but her death isn't beaten into your skull. Bruce Banner clearly misses and loves her. He reminisces fondly of their times together, though he has many regrets of how he handled himself, or rather... the (then gray) Hulk.
The story mainly deals with General "Thunderbolt" Ross versus The Hulk and the indecision of who the monster of the story truly is. While Hulk might cause destruction wherever he goes, one thing is constant, his love and care for Betty Ross holds strong whether he's gray, green or a puny human. That's more than can be said for General Ross, who seems more hellbent on killing the beast than protecting his own flesh and blood.
SPIDER-MAN: BLUE (2003) by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale (hardcover)
I really liked Spider-Man: Blue. Same writer & artist on all the "color" books so I won't rehash things I said about them in my Daredevil: Yellow review. I will say that this book was a little bit more enjoyable for me to read than Daredevil. That may be due to Spider-Man always throwing out his one-liners and quips, and the color palette for this book being much brighter and pleasing to the eye.
We follow a similar premise in this one – Peter Parker deals with the losses in his life by getting his thoughts out of his head, and this time onto an old tape recorder. I like this concept a little more than the writing of a letter in Daredevil: Yellow because it allowed Jeph Loeb to play with different things in the book. He was able to incorporate the whirring of the tape reels spinning in the recorder, and the mechanical clicking that tape recorders make when they pause, stop, play, record, and rewind. Just adds a nice little touch in the writing.
We're visited by a hoard of classic Spider-Man characters in this book as well. We've got appearances from heavy hitter villains like Green Goblin, Rhino, Vulture(s), Lizard, Kraven the Hunter, Scorpion, and Doctor Octopus. Some are extremely brief and some are integral to the story, but they're all welcomed appearances! We've got classic webhead characters like Mary Jane Watson, Flash Thompson, J. Jonah Jameson, Harry Osborne and the one Spidey aches over.... GWEN STACY.
Neither Daredevil: Yellow or Spider-Man: Blue bother to delve into the how's or the why's of the deaths, and I really don't think they need to. There are other stories that touch on those deaths, and really all we need to focus on here is the hole that their passings leave in our titular characters lives.
These are fun books because, sure, they have super heroics and battles, and all the standard hero tropes, but they explore different aspects of the main heroes. I like the occasional costumed hero book that feels sm all and intimate and doesn't feel the need to bring about some end of the world plot.
DAREDEVIL: YELLOW (2002) by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale (hardcover)
Daredevil: Yellow is the first in Jeph Loeb’s “colors” series of Marvel books. This is my second time reading through this one and I am really glad I decided to revisit it. While it is a superhero book, a comic book, and a Daredevil book—it is a little bit of something else too. It’s a story of love and loss and growth. Matt Murdock becomes the Daredevil when he loses his father, local boxing legend Battlin’ Jack Murdock. He dons a yellow suit in honor of his late father’s bright yellow boxing robe. Daredevil becomes The Man Without Fear when he loses the woman he loves, Karen Page, and the yellow suit evolves as a result.
Matt deals with his pain by writing letters to the recently deceased Karen to get his feelings out, and that’s how a good chunk of the story is told, through the memories and thoughts Matt writes down. A seemingly silly idea for the blind lawyer becomes something cathartic and necessary for him. Loeb and Sale make a great team, you can see their other team ups on Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory, and the other books in the colors series— Spider-Man: Blue, Hulk: Gray, and Captain America: White.
Jeph Loeb’s writing always feels very personal and fresh, he takes the time to get into the hero’s head and heart, and he always brings in other characters from the universe in an organic way. Tim Sale’s artwork has this signature, instantly recognizable style to it that I can’t really describe but it suits Loeb’s writing perfectly.
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De parte del tandem de la gran obra “The Long Halloween” llega Superman For All Seasons, un examen emocional y perspicaz de la transformación de Clark Kent de un niño poderoso a un hombre heroico.
Contada a lo largo de cuatro temporadas en la vida adolescente del Hombre de Acero, este cuento sobre la mayoría de edad humaniza al alienígena de otro planeta para que no solo sea realista sino también identificable.
Recopila: Superman For All Seasons #1 - #4
Precio normal: S/72
Precio Promoción: S/36
Just finished reading Emperor Joker, my favorite part is all the Joker versions of the JLA. I might post more from Emperor Joker, just let me know if you want more.
-Emperor Joker 1
-Writers: Jeph Loeb & Joe Kelly
-Artists: Duncan Rouleau, Todd Nauck, Carlo Barberi, and Scott McDaniel