Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cassaro sues Pereira

I was gonna make this part of a Quickies, but it grew too big. Marcelo Cassaro (main writer of Holy Avenger) and Petra Leão (writer of a couple special issues of HA) sued José Roberto Pereira (writer of the first issues of The New Adventures of Mega Man) for calumny and defamation. Those are the only BR comics being scanlated nowadays, what about that!

It was hard to research, the press ignored it, Cassaro made no mention of it. In his incredibly dull podcast, Pereira says that the swollen-faced Cassaro sued him out of envy of his work. This month, they agreed that Pereira would have to do some community work.

I had to dig deeper. The post that started the process has been deleted, but comments were that it was badly written, antiethical, not a critic to Cassaro's work, but full of personal offenses.

It's not the first time he gets sued for that. Check out his blog's title and subtitle: OBSCURE WORLD: ONLY TRUTH INSULTS. "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill.

I couldn't make my mind about him. Although he seems to be a complete moron, from what I've heard of his podcast, he does have a few very intelligent and polemic opinions in some points.

To be fair, Cassaro can be quite an asshole in his formspring sometimes.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Latveria Free! part X

"@kaimbra: Dr. Bruce Banner asks everyone to stay calm.

@JEBosombra: In front of the castle of Doctor Doom (who has Infinity Gems), Dr. Manhattan holds his blue dick and says: "Mine is bigger than yours!"

@JEBosombra: Von Doom uses mind wave emitting machine to reduce twitters' courage. It's working terribly well."

That's about it! =)

After that, @MauricioMuniz tried to make another campaign protesting against the World Cup to be held in Brazil, but that just didn't catch.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Latveria Free! part IX

"@polegadas: Neeeeeeeeeerds, the Workers' Party is following us because of #LatveriaFree LOL laughed my ass off :)

@MarcelaMarvel: #LatveriaFree That's all I say! cause I'm a Nerd and an Intern"

Somebody made a tumblr covering the situation in loco. There's little that I found worth translating (the best line was "I should have brought more cigarettes"), but you might wanna check it out, there are a few parts in English.

"@bruno_hq: When asked about the situation in Latveria, Victor Von Doom comments 'GO FUCK YOURSELVES YOU NERDS'

@LandNick: When asked in an enterview if he was Latverian, dictator Victor Von Doom answered: 'No!! Latveria is mine!!'

@TitoCamello: People Magazine: Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie declare that they'll adopt a refugee Latverian kid.

@FabioRezende: That #LatveriaFree joke is pretty fun, but it'd be better if the person who made it knew English #FreeLatveria

@lielson: it's nerdness for us, but for the Latverians it's raw truth.

@VitorAzambuja: The pope accuses Doom of satanism. The Dalai Lama accuses Doom of bellicism. Hu Jintao accuses Doom of opportunism. Dilma stays silent."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Latveria Free! part VIII

(form here)

@sapao318: When you look at Victor, it's because he tore up your head and is looking at you in the eyes.

@JEBosombra: Latverians say: 'Doom had his bots squeeze our balls unless we smiled!' 

@IgorTavern: Batman tries to invade Latveria and ends up headless. Ozzy Osbourne is the main suspect.

@msoares: Charlie Sheen makes a video supporting Victor Von Doom and says the dictator has tiger blood like himself."

About this time, spammers start to show up.

"@HufflepuffBR: Doctor Doom is supposedly looking for a mystic black-covered book.

@BozoDel: FREE LATVERIA with the purchase of Latveria of equal or greater value.

@TitoCamello: Captain Planet sends support message to the Latverian people: 'THE POWER IS YOURS!'

@IgorTavern: 'No, I have the power!' He-Man, contradicting Captain Planet."

Too bad some of the jokes weren't translatable... I had to distort some, too.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Latveria Free! part VII

"@TitoCamello: In Duckburg, quackillionaire Scrooge shows interest in Latverian crisis: 'What's the market's exchange rate today?'

@neryunf: 'Doom's missing a screw!', internation politics specialsts say.

@fabiofreitasss: Monica volunteers: 'I'll use my bunny on Von Doom and get over with this mess!' and 'He's gotta be friends with Jimmy Five!'

@MauricioMuniz: NEWSBREAK! It is revealed that president Dilma Roussef's family doesn't come from Bulgaria, but from Latveria! Von Doom's cousin?

@lederlycomics: Avengers waste time talking and are found out by Doombots. Were they written by Kurt Busiek, they would have already attacked.

@IgorTavern: Wall-E gets upgraded by Tony Stark. 'It's time to kill', says the robot.

@polegadas: proof that the last elections in Latveria (30 years ago) were a fraud: Doom ran against a Doombot.

@IgorTavern: Naruto and Kakashi killed by Elektra. 'Amateurs', she says.

@IgorTavern: Witnesses claim to have seen the Joker writing 'run away, run away, Wonder Woman' on an Avengers' tower wall.

@jeansinclairBR: Victor Von Doom about the accusation of machinations with Brazilian politicians: 'BAH!'"

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Latveria Free! part VI

"@MauricioMuniz: In his biography MEIN MASKAMPF, Von Doom reveals: 'I cried over the wrecks of the WTC! I wanted to knock it down!'

@neryunf: Time to wake up the Beyonder RT @JEBosombra: Doom shows his arsenal to his enemies! The Infinity Gems are recognized! Armies start to retreat.

@mngljr: baytor! baytor! baytor! baytor!

@IgorTavern: 'I don't give a fuck' Says John Constantine when asked.

@MauricioMuniz: In New York, people burn copies of MEIN MASKAMPF, Von Doom's biography, in the Central Park. And copies of TWILIGHT too.

@IgorTavern: 'I am hungry' Galactus announces.

@Akularith: Sales of Von Doom action figures fall very quickly.

@guilhermekroll: It's so cool that @NickFury tweets in Porguese, huh? LOL

@veja: Dilma, PT e MST* involved in budget deviation to Victor Von Doom in Latveria.
*President of Brazil, Workers' Party and Landless Movement

@fabiofreitasss: Sandman about Latveria: 'A nation that has been dreaming of freedom and justice for a long time...'"

By the way, #LatveriaFree actually DID make it into the Top Trends.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Latveria Free! part V

"@fabiofreitasss: Superman is questioned about the situation in Latveria: 'I don't know it. Show me on the map.'

@strixvanallen: Von Doom, in his speech, accuses the USA of sending four terrorrists to assassinate him, threatening the country's democratic transition.

@lederlycomics: Iran threatens to gamma bomb the USA in support of Von Doom. The White House's spokesman says Ahmadinejad might carry out the threat.

@lederlycomics: The White House's spokesman says he's concerned about the number of gamma creatures: 'We may have a rainbow of Hulks!'

@Lord_Anderson: Minister Marco Feliciano says Latveria is cursed because dictator Victor Von Doom's mother was a gipsy and a sorcerer.

@elescama: A bald giant appears in the borders of Latveria and resumes his presence to one sentence: 'I just watch.'

@MauricioMuniz: Von Doom's biography, MEIN MASKAMPF, is on The New York Times's best-sellers list. Critics agree: 'He's a monster!'

@lederlycomics: Stan Lee is seen for a moment in a CNN newscast: 'Its a Marvel crisis. I had to show up. Excelsior!!!'

@mas_que_mario: Von Doom was bullyed in his childhood: 'That criminal Ben Grimm wouldn't leave me alone...'

@JEBosombra: Paparazzi finds out! Dr. Doom had a child outside of his 'marriage' with Latveria: ."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quickies #18

Adriana Melo was the first woman to draw the Punisher and Spider-Man

Laerte made into the Brazilian TTs, after going to the late night show Altas Horas. Lots of comments were made about his crossdressing, pro, against and neutral. Still, he wasn't ranked as high as other guests of the show.

Monica's Gang is part of a huge project to teach 180.000.000 Chinese children to read and write. Several comics, books and animations are being tranlated to Standard Chinese, in a partnership with the Chinese government. "They liked the way we always send a positive message when facing problems and the way the kids play with each other and relate with their parents", says Mauricio de Sousa. It's being done mostly through the internet, since they'd have to "destroy a forest for each (printed) issue".

Works of Pedro Franz, author of Promessas de amor a desconhecidos enquanto espero o fim do mundo (Love promises to strangers while waiting for the end of the world), will be part of an exhibition made this saturday by Convoy, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Renato Guedes indepently released his artbook. It can be bought through this e-mail:

Sources: Bigorna, Lady's Comics, Neorama dos Quadrinhos and Universo HQ.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Latveria Free! part IV

"@lederlycomics: Wolverine was detached to invade Latveria, free the people, blow up a Doomboys factory and buy some bread.

@lederlycomics: According to the UN spokesman: 'he's ideal for this mission, since he can be in several monthly magazines at the same time.'

@leonardomenezs: in CARAS magazine, pictures of Namor the Sub-Mariner swimming in Von Doom's pool: 'a passion? Susan Richards.'

@fabiofreitasss: NEWSBREAK! Captured Skrull spy claims that Von Doom is not himself! He's as Skrull in control of Latveria. Truth or polemics?

@JEBosombra: Doom shows his arsenal to his enemies! The Infinity Gems are recognized! Armies start to retreat.

@heitorvserpa: Von Doom accuses SHIELD of supporting Magneto's terrorist movement.

@BozoDel: in Latveria, the dictator overthrows YOU!!!!!

@samuel_barboza or @PIPOCAENANQUIM: 'Now Latveria's on fire', says mischievous Human Torch.

@jacquesbarcia: Forge confirms to be working on a sub-dimensional server. 'Twitter will be operational again in Latveria in half an hour', he says.

@PauloMcMiller: Crisis in Latveria makes stock markets to suffer sudden falls. Nasdak: -15,4%; Dow Jones: -8.9%; Bovespa: -13,6%"

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Latveria Free! part III

Yesterday, @MauricioMuniz, journalist, editor, blogger and creator of the #LatveriaFree campaign, retweeted the tweets that started it:

"After Egypt, Libya and others, analysts assert that the next country to rebel agains its dictator will be... LATVERIA!

NEWSBREAK! UN just froze Victor Von Doom's bank accounts in Switzerland and Cayman islands!

LET'S HELP IN THIS FIGHT! It's time for another dictator to fall! Spread the word and help our Latverian brothers!

To aid in the fight, Simple Minds released the single "Latveria's Day". Let's sing together "OH OH OH OH LATVERIA'S FREE"

Let's show the power of Twitter! The world needs to know the horrors happening in Latveria! Spread the word about this fight!

Acoording to the CNN, the rebels are already attacking Doomstadt, capital of Latveria! So far, 82 deaths and 22 DoomBots destroyed!

In this moment, president Obama is having a meeting with Nick Fury at the White House to discuss the situation in Latveria.

Guys, mankind is one! We have to fight for the Latverian brothers' right to freedom! Spread the word! Join this fight! 

The UN is deciding if SHIELD should intervene with the Latverian rebellion! For political reasons, the Avengers are forbidden to do so.

RESEARCH! In your opinion, should the UN and the American Congress allow the involvement of the Avengers in the Latverian crisis?

It's time for the Iron Mask to fall!"

He also said it started as a simple joke, he didn't expect it to take such proportions. He never laughed this much with twitter.

And he's coming up with another one.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Latveria Free! part II

I figured no one was gonna make a selection, so I saved as much of the campaign as I could. It's still ongoing, but much slower.

It seems that @MauricioMuniz started the whole thing, but I couldn't find out where or when.

Anyway, I think I'm gonna translate a little bit of what's going on everyday, if I can.

"@PauloMcMiller: A massive amount of doombots make a tight protection around the Latveria Falls Plaza. The population is furious.

@lederlycomics: The situation gets complicated with the information of a presumed Skrull infiltrated in Nick Fury's ranks.

@HufflepuffBR: Remember Genosha!

@roberpinheiro: The Justice League showed concern through their spokesman Ajax about the situation in Latv... oops, wrong universe.

@unilson  it's been more that 60 years of Latveria's fight for freedom!

@lederlycomics: The alleged Skrull spy was captured. More detailed info at any minute.

@Cardoso @TonnyDourado: Where's UN? And NATO? Where's Captain Planet, if not stopping this criminal?

@NathaliaMSM: #LatveriaFree my ass! God Save Doom! >=)

@gaio_cruz: CNN NOW: Darkseid schedules a diplomatic visit to Latveria and sends military reinforcements to Victor von Doom.

@PauloMcMiller Pope Benedict XVI sends his blessings to the Latverian people and asks for justice to be done."

Those were tweeted yesterday. I tried to give you just the feeling, but I'll try to select the funniest next time.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Latveria Free!

Right now, the fictional Latveria freedom movement #LatveriaFree is trending in Brazil (too nerd to be on it made it into the top 10, though).

If you're a Marvel fan, I recommend taking a magical Portuguese learning pill.

(from here)

Organizations all over the world try to finds ways to control the crisis in Latveria.

Social networks, people in uniform, refugees, common people are the actors of the conflict.


If a good collection of tweets shows up later, I might translate it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The New Adventures of Mega Man

This is a Mega Man comic that was licensed by Capcom, produced and published irregularly in Brazil from 1996 to 1998 (I think) or from 1997 to 1999 (some say). Now it's being scanlated by Opentrain.

The series is FUCKEN CRAZY and that's what makes it fun. By issue 2, they replace the writer (fired?) and try to get serious, but it's still a mess!

Also, there's a new artist for almost every issue. We can see some people who worked with Holy Avenger: Erica Awano, Lydia Megumi Oide (they weren't as badass then) and Edu Francisco (already a badass then)! Somewhat famous Daniel HDR is there too, but I don't really know his work.

Opentrain is doing a good job, and I'm doing some extra proofreading to solve a few remaining issues (so maybe you should wait for version 2).

They usually work with weird game related comics, so there's also some German and Spanish stuff.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Quickies #16

Davi Fazzolari and Guazelli make and adaptation of some of Fernando Pessoa's poems. According to the critic, it's not another mediocre money-digging adaptation, but a pretty good one. Not drawing the written text, but the feeling of his poetry, minding the rhythm and different styles for different heteronyms.

Humberto Ramos will work on Spider-Man. The article is written in a way that possibly means that he'll be a co-writer. Could it be?

Monica's Gang's animations will be exhibited in Latin America, USA and Europe

Mauricio de Sousa wins the Premio Pulcinella alla Carriera

The real animals behind the movie Rio

Sources: @revista_offline and Neorama dos Quadrinhos.