This series is also known as:* The Mercenary (English)* Le Mercenaire (French)* De Huurling (Dutch)* O Mercenário (Portuguese)les. Vicente Segrelles Sacristán is an illustrator from Barcelona, who is best-known for his painted comic epos ‘El Mercenario’ (‘The Mercenary’). Growing up in an. El Mercenario. Bienvenida · Introducción · La Historia · Personajes · Ambientes: el cráter La primera “muerte” del Mercenario.
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The artist’s work drawing for engine manuals inform such details as the ropes and pulleys holding up a balloon city. Oh, there’s a story here that I seem to have forgotten.
This volume was first published 40 years ago, just after the Spain became a democracy. It isn’t sexist, and the women aren’t stupid, just clothless. The stories are kind of the same and the book feels sehrelles little too damsel in distress-y. Still, there is something to be said for oil-painting yes, you can imitate its effects with digital painting, but it is so segdelles done.
El Mercenario Series
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. History’s on his side! Like on every page. Yes, the men are men here, fat, fit, bald, young, and old, but all the women are buxom and mostly nude. Jca rated it really liked it Nov 07, Translated from Spanish as this was first published in Spain right after they became a democracy. Segrelles not only is a master of medieval-fantasy artwork but created a realistic setting in where he sets his graphic novels. Oct 25, J.
Pedro Cravo rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Had no familiarity with this and per-ordered on a whim. Overall, I liked this, though I feel a bit guilty saying so. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel. Anyway, it is not a book that I would necessarily seek out as with so many other things I’ve read, I stumbled across it working at a libraryand I certainly wouldn’t pay its retail price for it, but if my library system gets more volumes in the series, I will probably read them to see what happens, and to enjoy the marvelous scenery.
Isn’t it cold up their in the clouds in their anachronistic hot-a Overall, I liked this, though I feel a bit guilty saying so. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Books by Vicente Segrelles. Story world is a bit similar to Conan in feel. One of the things about becoming a democracy, after being a dictatorship is that everything is open, and Spain, not being a Puritan based country, was very, very open to beautiful nudes, as Vicente points out in his afterward.
Waldo Varjak added it Feb 06, It feels static, not lively, and not particularly prurient, but perfectly fine for period mmercenario fantasy, so I think a lot of people might enjoy it. The 10th edition of The MercenaryGiantswas the first to include pages designed entirely by computer. But it is Vargas-like Playboy artist; I think I heard of him nudity, air-brushed, classically nude. She is in a cage, and like many of the women in this work, she is naked.
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Open Preview See a Problem? The Mercenary, written and drawn by Vicente Segrelles, is indisputably the best comic series I’d read so far. La historia nunca fue lo importante.
The story is good, once you get past all the women running around with barely anything on, while they are being rescued, or fighting, or just running. One of the things about becoming a democracy, after being a dictatorship is that everything is open, and Spain, not being a Puritan based country, was very, very open to beautiful nudes, as First, let me say, this really is georgously illustrated, with painted art, rather than the usual ink, that is then colored.
I only have high praises for this segrellles because of how great he really is.