Maldito planeta azul / Cursed blue planet

The highbrow and lowbrow collide in unique and surprising ways in this graphic novel collection of four genre-mixing stories as funny as they are exemplary. The styles are merged in a masterful way-Latin American dictators blend with science fiction, comedy with gore-but youth boredom and the desire for happiness rise above all else. A smoking, drinking Superman who seems to be more a result of dirty realism than magic realism; bored teenagers who entertain themselvrman who seems to be more a result of dirty realism than magic realism; bored teenagers who entertain themselves by killing zombies or who flee to Earth on their way to Mars; post-adolescent love and rites of passage; and a combination of sadness and action fill the pages of this book. "La alta y la baja cultura chocan de un modo unico y sorprendente en esta recopilacion de cuatro historias tan divertidas como ejemplarizantes que mezclan generos. Los estilos se funden de manera magistral-dictadores latinoamericanos combinan con la ciencia ficcion, la comedia con lo sangriento-pero encima de todo se alzan el tedio juvenil y el anhelo de felicidad. Un Superman fumador y borracho que parece mas fruto del realismo sucio que del realismo magico; jovenes aburridos que se entretienen matando zombis o que huyen de la Tierra camino de Marte; el amor post-adolescente y los ritos de paso; y una combinacion de melancolia y accion llenan las paginas de este libro." read more