The Essentials of the second semester of 2021 of the Association of Critics and Disseminators of Comics of Spain (ACDCómic)

The Spanish Association of Comic Critics and Disseminators publishes its list of essential comics of the second semester of 2021. The list is made up of thirty-five works chosen from all the comics published in Spain between July and December 2021.

It is made up of 35 works published between July and December 2021, chosen in a vote by 42 of the members of the acdcomic. With regard to this selection, it contains a varied sample of what the comic book market has offered in our country so far this year. Thus, we find national proposals such as Doña Concha: The Rose and the Thornfrom Carla Berrocal, the lie ahead from lorenzo montatore or Hello Sirifrom Martha Cardu. In international comics, the list has samples of what has come to us from Europe, the United States and Asia. From the old continent stand out titles like Inside the head of Sherlock Holmesfrom Cyril Lion and benoit dahan, Vernon Subutex from Light and Virginie Despentes or Celestia‘, from Manuele Fiore. Among those who arrived from the other side of the Atlantic, works such as Rorschachfrom Tom King and Jorge Fornesclassics like Melvin Monsterfrom John Stanley and suggestions like The secret of superhuman strength from Alison Bechdel. As for Asian comics, manga such as tokyo avengers from ken wakui, Art from Kei Ohkubo or blood trails from Shuzō Oshimi.

Essentials of the second semester of 2021

This selection is presented as a tool to encourage readers, libraries, booksellers and other types of cultural groups to discover outstanding works. The essentials for the second half of 2021 are:

And what happened to you? from Jenny Jordan (Liana Publisher)
I ended up a rag fleeing from realityfrom Kabi Nagata (Fandogamy)
Art, Kei Ohkubo (Arechi)
Blacksad 6: Everything fallsfrom Juan Diaz Canals and Juanjo Guarnido (Editorial Standard)
Celestiafrom Manuele Fiore (Salamander)
Corto Maltese: Black Oceanby Martin Quenehen and Bastien Vivès (Editorial Standard)
Doña Concha: The Rose and the Thornfrom Carla Berrocal (Reservoir Books)
The banned book clubfrom Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada and Ko Hyung Ju (Sapristi)
the drawnfrom paco rock (Astiberri)
The end of great artfrom Julio Cesar Perez (Infinite beauty)
The Wolf in Underpants and the Hazelnut Crackerfrom Lupan, Itoiz and Cauuet (Spacecraft)
The secret of superhuman strengthfrom Alison Bechdel (Reservoir Books)
Inside the head of Sherlock Holmesfrom Cyril Leon and benoit dahan (Editorial Standard)
Phew and Graacfrom Max (The Dome)
Haikyuu!from Haruichi Furudate (Comic Planet)
There is something killing children from James Tynion IV, Werther Dell’Edera and Dead Michael (Comic Planet)
Hello Sirifrom Martha Cardu (Self-publishing)
Holms and Piorot. The Case of the Exquisite Corpsesfrom Khali (Diabolo Editions)
the lie aheadfrom lorenzo montatore (Astiberri)
The true story of Futuropolisfrom Florence Basket (Editorial Dolmen)
Melvin Monsterfrom John Stanley (Diabolo Editions)
My broken Marikofrom Waka Hirako (MilkyWay)
Nightwingfrom Tom Taylor, Bruno Round and Adrian Lucas (ECC Editions)
Nimonafrom Noelle Stevenson (Astiberri)
Parker from Darwyn Cooke (Astiberri)
– Men’s skin Hubert and Zanzim (Editorial Standard)
pulpfrom ed brubaker, Sean and Jacob Phillips (Panini Comics)
blood trailsfrom Shuzō Oshimi (Milky Wat)
Rorschachfrom Tom King, Jorge Fornes and Dave Stewart (ECC Editions)
Tokyo Girlsfrom Akiko Higashimura (Comic Planet)
tokyo avengersfrom ken wakui. (Editorial Standard)
Totemfrom Laura Perez (Astiberri)
Vernon Subutexfrom Light and Virginie Despentes (Salamander)
Villanuevafrom Javier de Castro (Astiberri)

acdcomic is a non-profit association that brings together people who carry out work in journalism, criticism, study, curating and other theoretical and informative activities related to comics. The association was established in 2012 with the aim of collaborating in disseminating the work that its members are already carrying out individually, undertaking joint initiatives that could not be tackled separately, and serving as an interlocutor with other groups or institutions.

In the selection of the Essentials of the second semester of 2021, 42 members of acdcomic: Anna Abella, Bamf, Manuel Barreiro, Josep M. Berengueras, David Brieva, Jordi Canyissà, Oriol Estrada, David Fernández de Arriba, Nerea Fernández Rodríguez, Iván Galiano, Alberto García Marcos, Diego García Rouco, Manuel González, Julio Andrés Gracia Lana , Óscar Gual, Cristina Hombrados, Kike Infame, Raúl Izquierdo, Ander Luque, Jota Lynnot, Eduardo Maroño, Javier Marquina, Elena Masarah, Diego Matos, Pedro Monje, Francisco Naranjo, Jordi T. Pardo, Quim Pérez, Carolina Plou, Mónica Rex , Iria Ros, Juan Royo, Kiko Sáez de Adana, José Andrés Santiago, Óscar Senar, Xavi Serra, Jose A. Serrano, Jon Spinaro, Raúl Tudela, Jaume Vilarrubi, Gerardo Vilches and Yexus.

Essentials of the second semester of 2021

Essentials of the second semester of 2021