Monday, November 28, 2011

Lazarus Ledd








Title: Lazarus Ledd


Number/issue: 1, in progress + 2 specials 
Pages: 96 + extras
Genre: sci-fi
Date of publication: 1992, 2011 (digital)
Language: 
Italian
Price: 0,79€ (the 2 specials are free)
Platform(s): iPad



Italian only

La Manfont, neonata casa editrice digitale italiana, ha portato su mobile un pezzo di storia del fumetto italiano.
Lazarus Ledd, creato nel 1992 da Ade Capone per Edizioni Star Comics, è stata la dimostrazione di come il fumetto "adulto" italiano potesse nascere anche al di fuori di Bonelli.
Il protagonista della serie vive in un futuro prossimo molto vicino a quello attuale, forse ancora figlio degli anni novanta, con una fantascienza cyberpunk che strizza un occhio ai suoi genitori bonelliani ma abbraccia contemporaneamente uno stile più legato al comics americano (ricordo che in quel periodo la Star Comics pubblicava i fumetti Marvel in Italia, come pubblicizza un manifesto dell'Uomo Ragno all'interno di una vignetta), ma nonostante questo gli eccellenti disegni di Giancarlo Olivares non fanno certo sentire la loro età, rimanendo chiari, puliti ed evocativi ora come il primo giorno di pubblicazione.
Oltre al n°1 Manfont ha per ora pubblicato due speciali gratuiti di Lazarus Ledd, il Lazarus Ledd Special e il crossover con Splinter Cell La Cattedrale Nascosta, interamente a colori.

Questi 3 numeri, come tutte le produzioni Manfont, si dimostrano stabili, semplici ed efficaci, è possibile richiamare un menabò per navigare tra le pagine, consultare un catalogo, avere informazioni aggiuntive sulla serie, tra gli extra segnalo la presenza degli editoriali originali e la possibilità di salvare la copertina come sfondo per il vostro device. Le scansioni sono ad alta qualità e non risentono dello zoom.
Le uniche note negative sono l'assenza di uno zoom sulla singola vignetta (stile Comixology) e la totale mancanza di interattività e movimento, ma dopotutto questo prodotto si propone come una trasposizione digitale e non come un fumetto realizzato appositamente per iPad e combatte questa mancanza con un enorme numero di pagine ad un prezzo ridotto.

Sicuramente un prodotto adatto a tutti gli appassionati di fantascenza e di bonellidi, forse attirerà un pò meno i collezionisti che probabilmente già possiedono gli albi originali o le ristampe.

Ade Capone si è comunque sempre dimostrato molto tenace con la sua creatura, spero che questa edizione digitale porti in futuro a nuovi, inediti, albi targati Lazarus Ledd.



Descrizione ufficiale della Manfont su iTunes:
"L'INIZIO e la FINE di Lazarus Ledd. E' così che la ManFont ha preparato il lancio di questo prezioso personaggio del fumetto italiano, nel mondo digitale.

LAZARUS LEDD è un personaggio nato dalla prolifica penna di ADE CAPONE, noto scrittore del panorama fumettistico italiano, che negli anni '90 aveva conquistato migliaia di lettori nelle fumetterie e nell'edicole di tutt'Italia.
La serie regolare si chiudeva qualche anno fa, alla fine di una lunga galoppata, con il numero 151; QUI, in questa APP, è DOVE TUTTO è INIZIATO. Il primo, storico, albo di una serie a fumetti che per prima ha fatto da ponte tra il fumetto italiano e quello americano.
Se non conoscete Larry, è giunto il momento di iniziare... anche perché nelle APP GRATUITE troverete ARIZONA MOON, l'ultimo albo speciale uscito dopo il numero 151 della serie regolare. A tutti gli effetti, quella che, per ora, è l'ULTIMA AVVENTURA di Lazarus Ledd. Per ora........

E per non farvi mancare nulla, l'altra APP gratuita che troverete questo mese, LA CATTEDRALE NASCOSTA narra un evento molto particolare: l'incontro tra Lazarus Ledd e un certo... Sam Fisher!!! Proprio così, il protagonista dell'acclamata serie SPLINTER CELL, fa una capatina nel mondo dei comics. Non vogliamo dirvi altro, approfittatene e correte a scaricare anche quest'altra APP GRATUITA!

E non temete di restare a bocca asciutta!!! La ManFont pubblicherà integralmente TUTTA la serie, speciali compresi. C'è molta carne al fuoco, cari lettori, restate con noi!"




Super Primate





Title: Super Primate

Genre: fantasy, superheroes
Date of publication: 2010
Language: 
English
Issues: 2
Price: n°1 free, n°2 0,99$
Platform(s): iPad
& iPad, android (only n°1)

iTunes 1 2
 
Once upon a time, in an ancient kingdom of the Far East, an extraordinary legend was told of a mysterious primate with special magical powers.

Fate brought the mysterious primate to the Holy Monk, 'Sanzang'. And together they set out on a pilgrimage to the West for the Holy Scriptures, which were mankind’s only hope of redemption from the world then full of sin, greed and evil.

Against countless demons, the pilgrimage marked the beginning of a continuous struggle between good and evil… and eventually both quietly vanished to nowhere…

As time flies, thousand years passed to nowadays prosperous world. But the world is still full of miserable, getting more weird and complicated than ever. Isn't the evil vanished as the legend told? Who has the power save the world from darkness?
 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Garfield Daily



Title: Garfield Daily

Genre: Comic Strip
Date of publication: 2011
Language: 
English
Price: Free
Platform(s): iPad
& iPad

Feed your Garfield need with a daily dose of the classic comic! The Garfield Daily Comic iPhone app allows you to view every Garfield daily comic strip ever produced - that's over 11,600 strips! This awesome app has tons of features that allow you to search and share your favorite comic strips.

Here are the nuts and bolts:

You can browse through the comic strips by touching the Previous or Next navigation buttons, by touching either side of the comic strip, or by swiping horizontally across the comic strip. Resize the comic strip by tapping or pinching. So simple even Odie can do it!

Like Garfield, this app is prone to nap attacks. After about 10 seconds of inactivity, the navigation, status, and toolbar will fade away. To bring them back, touch the middle of the comic strip. Touch again to have them disappear. Don't worry - you can still change comics by touching or swiping.

Have a special day in mind? Select any date since the beginning of the comic strip and then touch Show Comic to see that day's comic strip. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!

Looking for a specific theme - like lasagna, lazy or lederhosen? Search strips by typing a keyword or theme and touching the Done button on the keyboard. Then you can navigate through that list of strips.

Do you like surprises? Touch the Random button to see any strip selected by Odie. You never know what treasure awaits you (please be aware of probable drool).

Wanna post a strip for all your Facebook friends to see? First you need to login to Facebook. Then, simply post the selected comic strip on your Facebook wall along with a typically brilliant comment.

Wanna share a strip with your BFF? Email the selected comic and add a comment. You can also go to the Settings Page to activate your preference to put a copy of the comic strip into your Saved Photos folder on your iPhone when you email the strip.

Can't get enough Garfield? On the Information page there is a More Garfield button which brings you to Garfield's website with lots of links and awesome info about the famous fat cat.

So what are you waiting for? Get your paws on the Garfield Daily Comic iPhone App!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's Up 2 You





Title: It's Up 2 You

Number/issue: 1
Genre: Educational
Date of publication: 2011
Language: 
English
Price: Free
Platform(s): iPad
& iPad


It's Up 2 You! is a comic book about the choices three teens make that impact their health and happiness. Within the story the teens learn about diabetes and diabetes prevention. The app includes a healthy challenge game and audio in Spanish, Tohono O'odham and English. The comic book is written by Ryan Huna Smith and Lisa Falk and illustrated by Ryan Huna Smith. It is a project of the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

TNTeens Issue 0 HD



Title: TNTeens Issue 0 HD

Number/issue: 1 (preview)
Genre: Superheroes
Date of publication: 2011
Language: 
English
Price: Free
Platform(s): iPad

Even among superpowers the old must make way to the new, regardless the social resistance of the status quo.
Multix, the son of disgraced hero Multi-Man and of world famous Alphans member Lightspeed, is a young metahuman with many questions and few answers, looking for his own place in the world.
When the female alien Sapphyre seeks the help of human superpowers, looking for sanctuary against the intergalactic tyrant Procyon, Multix answers the call, gathering together a group of teens with special abilities to face the upcoming alien invasion.
After Procyon is defeated, the youngsters decide to band together, even without the permission of the adult heroes, and create the TNTeens. They are convinced that together they will be able to find a spotlight for themselves while making the world, if not a better, a more suitable place for their generation.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Trip Harrison Origins HD






Title: Trip Harrison Origins HD
Developer: Adventure Works

Number/issue: 1
Genre: Sci-fi
Pages: 12
Date of publication: 2011
Language: 
English
Price: Free preview, inner purchase for extras
Platform(s): iPad

 
Introducing Trip Harrison Origins! Follow Eldrick on his cosmic journey of discovery as he uncovers the very origins of life. This exciting glimpse into the Trip Harrison sci-fi universe features key characters in upcoming productions from Adventure Works.

Includes In App Purchase access to additional exclusive content.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Norhend Adventure





Title: Norhend Adventure 
Number/issue: 2
Genre: Action/adventure, fantasy
Pages: 24 + extras
Date of publication: 2011
Language: 
English, Spanish
Price: First issue free, 2nd 1,59€
Platform(s): iPad & iPhone

iTunes english spanish
http://www.grimoriodigital.com/

An exceptional manga full of humor that will make you laugh and eat nails! Norhend is a series of Chilean authors Felix Ahumada and Jorge Vega. And the story says that...

Many centuries ago, the world was divided by the Gods in six continents, each one of them protected by its own deity. The Gods gave life to all the planet's creatures as well as peace and wisdom. All that was created was good and noble until the arrival of a being called Ubel, who created evil creatures to destroy the Gods' creation.

Ubel faced the Gods, showing them to be superior, but they combined their power and managed to lock Ubel in a runic prision. With their last strenght, the Gods created their final legacy: six blood blacksmiths, who will be responsible of stopping Ubel if he ever managed to escape his prision.

Balkar is one of those blacksmiths, almost as old as the world. He travels to find adventures, enjoying his favorite TV Shows and the company of every maiden he can rescue. However, his life will soon change, since Ubel will not be locked forever!

DO NOT MISS THIS GREAT MANGA! Take a free look at the first episode and knows the mad blacksmith Balkar and his beautiful girls and their... err... beautiful first enemy!