Lugar de edición:Madrid
Editorial: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Los libros de la Catarata
Número de páginas:54
Formato: 30x21 cm.
Materia(s): Investigación científica y tecnológica
Sale a la luz un cómic donde se cuenta toda la aventura que ha tenido lugar en el hespérides entre finales del año 2010 y mayo de 2011: recorrer los océanos del planeta tomando muestras de agua y de organismos microscópicos con los que elaborar el gran estudio sobre el estado de los mares al comienzo de esta centuria. la empresa se ha realizado gracias a la tenacidad y al genio de un singular científico español, carlos duarte, quien ha hecho coincidir la expedición del hespérides con el aniversario de la circunnavegación científica que realizó el navegante ítalo-español alejandro malaspina hace dos siglos. de ahí que el nombre de la empresa acometida ahora fuese "expedición malaspina". la armada española se ha sumado, con la incorporación de la tripulación del hespérides, a este homenaje a uno de los más singulares marinos de su historia, injustamente olvidado durante casi dos siglos después de haber llevado a cabo en su tiempo una de las expediciones científicas más importantes de todos los tiempos.
Mr. Fish is a lucky man. Well, perhaps a lucky fish. No, a man ... a fish ... To tell the truth, I don't know what the heck Mr. Fish is. I don't think he's sure either. But the fact is that he is very lucky because he has been able to join the crew of a pirate ship and go to sea with pirates. Although Mr. Fish doesn't know it, the pirates of the Malaspina Expedition were not looking for treasures and to bury on a deserted beach. The Pirates of the Malaspina Expedition, as some scientists call it, set out to sail the seven seas in search of the most valuable treasure in the universe: knowledge. Mr. Fish has been with them and has been able to see how every day the scientists cast their nets into the sea to bring them up full of secrets still hidden in the ocean's depths and how they whisper to researchers in the laboratory, telling them to care for and protect our great blue treasure. Now the comic has come out describing all the adventure taking place on the Hesperides from late 2010 through to May 2011: sailing the planet's oceans and taking samples of water and microscopic organisms to produce this large-scale study of the state of the seas at the beginning of this century. The undertaking was made possible by the tenacity and genius of a unique Spanish scientist, Carlos Duarte, who has made the Hesperides expedition coincide with the anniversary of Italian-Spanish navigator Alejandro Malaspina who embarked on a scientific expedition to circumnavigate the globe two centuries ago. Hence the name of today¿s undertaking: "Malaspina Expedition." It is important also to note the Spanish navy's contribution, providing the crew of the Hesperides, in this tribute to one of the most unique mariners in its history, unjustly forgotten for nearly two centuries after having carried out one of the most important scientific expeditions of all time.
Started his career with a lengthy stint on Top Cow Productions' Cyberforce, after series creator and studio founder Marc Silvestri ceased his run as writer/artist on that book. Finch went on to co-create Ascension with Matt "Batt" Banning. He would later work on the first three issues of Aphrodite IX with David Wohl. In 2003, Finch returned to comics for a year-long arc on Ultimate X-Men with writer Brian Michael Bendis. Following that stint, the duo moved on to Avengers, where they destroyed Marvel's premiere superhero team only to relaunch it as The New Avengers featuring a radically different cast. Finch has also worked on the revamped Moon Knight series together with novelist Charlie Huston. After leaving the series, he illustrated Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, featuring Spider-Man. This was followed by the crossover event "Ultimatum" for the Ultimate Marvel Line. In addition to comic interior work, he has drawn several covers, including those of World War Hulk, X-Men 200 and the X-Men: Messiah Complex crossover and the cover art for the X-Infernus miniseries. In addition, outside of comics, Finch has worked on the band Disturbed's recent album's cover, Indestructible, as well as doing concept design for the film adaptation of Alan Moore¿s Watchmen. In 2009, Finch was awarded the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist. It was announced in January, 2010 that Finch had left Marvel and would become a DC exclusive artist. In July, 2010 DC announced that Finch would be writing and drawing a new ongoing series entitled Batman: The Dark Knight, the first story arc of which deals with the detective's more supernatural cases.