Name: Jesse Acosta
Bio: Comic fan since I was 10 or so, picking up an issue of Punisher in a grocery store, intrigued by the wicked cover of Castle escaping Alcatraz with bandages and blood; still have that comic too. I'm 27 now, still reading, but I had a hiatus from 14 - 24 or so. These days I'm working on my own comics, and art in general (I love to paint), I've even taken part of 24 Hour Comic Day twice now. This year will be my first year of sitting at Artist Alley at our tiny local Comic Convention (third year for our town).If you're interested in me or my artwork, my website is http://www.jesseacosta.net and I also have a deviantArt website http://nomadikk.deviantart.comMy main interests in comics are pulp era heroes or even Faux Pulp (Magnus Robot Fighter, The Shadow, Rocketeer, Iron Fist, Conan, Zorro, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon) and the comics that reflect those kinds of themes. I also gravitate a lot to the smaller comic presses, as they seem to weave more unique tales that the big gorillas of comics don't venture in as often. If I were to name my favorite comic character of all-time, it would probably be Spider-man 2099. I collected every single issue. I just adored the 2099 universe, mainly because I love cyberpunk, NeoTokyo, and future-noir worlds. I was able to see this reimagining of a classic comic hero, and get to anticipate what new villains he'd encounter, and what classic foes would be reborn in the 2099 universe. It was like experiencing Spider-Man for the first time. Another reason Spidey 2099, Miguel O’Hara, meant so much to me is because he is just like me, half Latino half Irish. There are hardly any Latino heroes with their own comic (I am so pissed Blue Beetle is being cancelled), and to be of the same heritage as me is even more exciting.Lastly, I'd like to mention my favorite comic memory. As a kid, I lived not far from a local Gas Station (Circle K). In elementary school, each week my friends and I would scour the couches, laundry rooms, and anywhere loose change might be hiding, then during the weekend we would trek up to the sacred Circle K and purchase a comic or two. This went on for several years, and it was so close for us to get comics without needing rides from parents to take us across town to the comic book shops. Definitely my fondest comic memories were at Circle K.
In regards to the review, I believe it is Salvador da Bahia, a coastal city in Brasil, not El Salvador.
Wow, just picked up the trade, and noticed in Chapter 3 (assuming issue 3), Zorro says "Buenos Noches, my dear Gonzalez." I'm surprised they didn't catch the mistake before it went to trade that its supposed to be Buenas Noches, or am I the only Spanish speaking Zorro fan?
I've never read Wonder Woman, but I picked this up because both Marvel and DC have been really impressing me with their direct to dvd movies. Wonder Woman was really great, I really loved the humor and dialogue in particular. Yes, I was questioning the invisible jet business too. I also was curious why Steve Trevor didn't have a nervous breakdown when he is introduced to an invisible island of women, lasoo of truth, Gods and Goddesses, invisible jet, etc, etc. I know I'd be in shock! But other than minor minor stuff, overall, I was pretty impressed!
kthx: You sure he's Mexican? I'm pretty sure he said he's Puertorican (actually Newyorican) in the Sidebar Nation podcast interview.
I love these Spanish comics, I'm surprised that there hasn't been a larger effort to produce comics in Spanish. I also picked up that Blue Beetle issue that was in Spanish as well.