Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mystic #2 Reviews

Amanda Conner's cover
The mega relaunch of the DC books has taken lots of atention of the media, but those who have taste for good comics and picked Mystic #2 seems like they like it!

IGN Comics UK:
Wilson, Lopez, and the rest of the art team turn in an astounding second installment of this wondrous mini-series that has shown just as much promise as other rebooted Crossgen titles such as Sigil and Ruse. All signs point to this title delivering an equally well-scripted character piece brought to life by incredible art.

A ComicBook blog:
On the art side, David Lopez’s pencils are nice and smooth and pretty to look at.  Coupled with Alvaro Lopez on inks and Nathan Fairbairn’s right, bright colors, the series might be the best looking of the bunch as well.  Of course if the Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts cover doesn’t at least catch your eye on the rack, you might not be looking in the right places because leave it to them to give you a gorgeous cover.

Despite a week with huge blockbuster titles, Mystic was the one that impressed me the most.

PDX Comic Geek:
The artwork is flawless and immediate, granting the perfect vehicle for this narrative. The only fault I can find is that I must wait another month for part 3.

Comic Book Therapy:
The art in this issue continues to impress me. Wonderful vibrant colors and an over all animated feel. I look forward to seeing how the story progreses.

Patrick Shand's Writerly Writings:
The first issue was clearly no fluke. Writer G. Willow Wilson and artist David Lopez continue to bring the pure concentrated awesome in the second issue of Mystic.

The Weekly-crisis
If you're at all a fan of quality storytelling, imaginative narratives, and comics written for all ages, you owe it to yourselves to give this one a gander.

Fantastic fanGirls:
For now, I encourage anyone who might be remotely interested in this kind of story to give it a try – either in issues, which might still be on the stands at your local comic shop, or in the inevitable trade. If you’ve been craving a book about magic, female friendship, plucky orphans, class conflict, or the talent divide between opposites, I assure you that this comic is where you want to be.

There are still a few reviews of Mystic #1 left around too...
As you can see, then, this fantasy story is isn’t interested in helping the reader escape from real world issues! But it’s nevertheless rendered with buckets of charm, thanks in large part to the wonderful, cartoony art of David and Alvaro Lopez.

We are finally cowboys:
The art is cartoony, expressive, and just really damn good. Wilson establishes the characters and the world without losing sight of the actual story, something most writers fail to do. The friendship is poised to shatter because one’s dream was denied and given to the other. This is really good. ****½.

Comics Alliance:
Their facial expressions and body language are top notch. G. Willow Wilson turns in a great script, too, that feels a little like Cinderella with a telegraphed, but still great, twist. I wasn't expecting to be into this series so much, even if I did already like the creative team, because of the steampunk aspect, but the craft put into this book completely turned me around. This is the kind of comic I like to see -- a fresh idea with killer execution.

Long Box Review:
The art, however, is wonderful. David López (pencils), Álvaro López (inks), and Nathan Fairbairn (colors) do a fantastic job at conveying this world in a very accessible manner.

Fight for comics:
I have always loved how well David López’s draws women. He does not over emphasize a characters sex appeal on every panel like so many artists fall victim of on todays stands. Instead he draws characters with huge emotion and life which makes them leap off of the page.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

XVI Avilés comic convention!

Poster by Bartolomé Seguí great artist and even better a person.
I'm going to be to Avilés Convention from tomorrow 'till the thing ends.

It's one of my favorite dates for comics, a small town with lots of authors and lots of friends all mixed up, you have time to talk to other artists and you can talk to the guys that read comics.

But if you are one of those weirdos that don't loke comics you can still enjoy Asturias, one of the best places in the whole world, good food, nice enviroment, historic places and some really amazing human beings.

Come if you can!

Info here:

Blog here:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More Reviews of Mystic #1:

Looks like this is having a great welcome, I hope it translates into great numbers, I fear that next Wednesday in the huge DC month all other books will be hurt.

A.V. Club
The true star of Mystic is penciler David López, who turns in the best work of his career with his impeccably detailed renderings of Hyperion and its inhabitants.

Covers to Sleep Under
As a whole, I loved this first issue.  Who’s the colorist on this—Nathan Fairbairn?  I’m unfamiliar with him, but he deserves a major nod—the colors on this book are FANTASTIC.  Wow—just excellent stuff.  Really gives life to Lopez’s pencils.  It kind of reminds me of something out of a Disney movie—it feels like these characters can just leap off the page any minute and start singing a musical number about their hardships.  I don’t know about you, but that’s a plus for me.  Bring on issue #2.

Comic Booked
The art is simply gorgeous, David López is producing panels that look like shots captured from an animated movie. It is rare that the interior art should outstrip the inviting cover work, but open this book to its first page and the reader is sure to be blown away by how detailed, colourful and beautiful the magical steampunk universe of Mystic is.

All in all, I really liked this book. I hope it finds its hands into the sort of readers that would probably like it the most.

Comic Book Therapy
The art team of David and Alvaro Lopez give us a colorful, animated look to the book that really add to the magical feel of the world. there is also a wonderful expressiveness to the characters , especially the girls.

Comic Buzz
Mystic features great art by David Lopez. There’s lots of fine detail in his depictions of Hyperion that further build the world but it’s his character design that really shines.

Evil Squirrel Comics
The artistic team of David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez and Nathan Fairbairn do a spectacular job bringing the world of Hyperion to life in a vibrant way, giving the city a pulse and magic of its own.

Comic Related
It's an exceedingly simple story, but Wilson makes it work. Also on their A-game is Mystic's art team, David and Alvaro Lopez with Nathan Fairbairn on colors. The book is softly colored and cartoonish, lending it a bright, distinctive look. The characters are fantastically designed and exceedingly well-illustrated - just look at the facial expressions of Genevieve and Giselle on that final panel. Mystic is a very, very pretty book.

The Mondo Comics
The main characters are fun and well-developed, the story is compelling and I can’t wait to see where it goes. David and Álvaro López do a wonderful job with the artwork, I recommend anyone look at the faces the characters make throughout the books and note how expressive and fun they are. Plus there are robot dogs!

The Outhouse:
Mystic #1 is a well-constructed first issue of a comic that promises another great modern day fantasy story, with strong characters and a great hook that starts to play out in the last few pages.  What's so remarkable is how much this issue introduces.  There are class issues at play here, as well as a friendship drama and great use of a fanstastical setting that really springs to life.  It's a very lively comic, and hopefully the rest of the story can live up to this strong issue.

Oh, and here an interview with Editor Jeanine Schaefer and writer G. Willow Wilson for MTv Geek.