The Comic Con Experience is the highlight of the year for those who enjoy movies, series, games, books and, as its name goes, comics. In addition to the souvenirs of their favorite productions and the entertainment industry news, CCXP is also a unique opportunity to discover new things and to honor the work of national artists.
More than 500 artists will be at CCXP 2019's Artists Alley. It has everything from original comics to readings of classic literature. We at SUPER have selected five comics that involve science, technology and fiction to check out.
For those who will not be at the fair, certain comics can be purchased over the internet. But it is good to remember that some have exclusive release in CCXP, and end up very fast. Also worth taking a look at map of the place beforehand, to know what to visit first.
Author: Clari Cabral
The title is self-explanatory: In the midst of the wave of belief in "earthplanism", the author imagines a reality in which our planet is flat and dinosaurs live with humans – and are even a great means of transportation.
The story follows the journey of Australia, a girl who wants to reach the edge of Terraplana and find out what's there. As if living in a boring world wasn't enough, mango milk in this universe has healing properties, and pointing to a star makes a wart grow on the finger instantly. You can expect very cute illustrations and a heart-warming story.
The terrible attack of the terrible brain-eating zombie mutant zucchinis
Author: Tiago Holsi
The comic takes place in the city of Cabutiânia, where a small plantation of mutant zucchinis comes alive and terrorizes citizens. All this is the result of the combination of 290 new pesticides that are now used in the crops.
The city's only hope is the Oliveira family, farmers who practice organic farming and have a pet capybara. Amusingly, the book reflects on the indiscriminate use of pesticides and GMOs, family farming, and large companies in the agricultural sector.
Opticus – Speakers
Authors: Tiago P. Zanetic, Mauricio Leone and Rodrigo Fernandes
After undergoing experimental eye surgery, Theo sees well beyond what a normal person usually does. Its new observable universe extends from microorganisms and bacteria to even the strings of reality – which separate parallel universes and guard completely different worlds.
With this superpower, Theo needs to save a little girl from a creature called Collector. In the process, the protagonist finds out if his power is more for a blessing or a curse.
Author: Daniel Sousa
Tachyon (or tachyon) is the name given to a hypothetical particle that could travel faster than light and have an imaginary mass. This is also Daniel Sousa's comic book title, which involves time travel, a lot of psychedelia and alien encounters.
The story has no clear chronological order. The comic is a comings and goings from the lives of the main characters: a naive boy and a grouchy old man. They live in a time when humans finally find proof of extraterrestrial life and are close to first contact.
The comic is the sequence of Entrespace, a story about an astronaut who is sent to the moon and has to deal with loneliness. Tachyon is introspective, humorous, experimental and dark. All at once.
Authors: Airton Marinho, Larissa Palmieri, Guilherme Wanke, Cauê Marques, Lucas Barcellos, Antonio Tadeu, Bruna Oliveira, Raphael Fernandes, Jader Corrêa, Brazilian, Cassio Ribeiro, Jean Sinclair, Thiago Lima, Azrael of Aguiar, Akemy Hayashi, Doc Goose e Chameleon
CCXP is full of comics that involve the cyberpunk universe. Cyberpunk periphery, however, differs precisely by showing a point of view that is often overlooked.
The book features eight stories that revolve around the same universe. In the not too distant future, the greatest technological advance accentuates inequality in Brazil. The comic shows the dark side of a reality in which technology has become more important than social welfare, from the point of view of those who suffer most from the impacts of the new age.