BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1-14 (Joshua Williamson / collectif)

Le dessinateur David Marquez (Civil War II, Avengers…) fait ses débuts sur l’univers DC avec une nouvelle série Batman/Superman scénarisée par Joshua Williamson (The Flash).

Ce titre fera suite à la mini-série The Batman who laughs de Scott Snyder et Jock, alors que le Chevalier Noir et l’Homme d’Acier découvrent que la version maléfique de Batman a infecté des alliés des héros pour en faire des agents dormants. Ces personnages, que Joshua Williamson appelle les nouveaux « Secret Six », vont alors progressivement « se transformer en pires versions d’eux-mêmes ».

Batman/Superman #1 sortira en août.

Joshua Williamson :

“We discover, through the Batman Who Laughs series that the Batman Who Laughs have been working on this massive plan since Metal . What it is is, he has sleeper agents throughout the [DC Universe]. They’ve been infected, and they’re slowly turning into the worst versions of themselves. Some of them know they’re changing, some don’t. Some aren’t aware it’s kind of like a Jekyll and Hyde situation where they’re not aware of [what] the other side is doing.

“This is happening to six people — we’ve been calling them the new Secret Six — who have been turned. But who could be turned? Who are they? [Batman and Superman] have to go out and figure it out. But that means spying on other heroes, friends, allies. We talked about the end of The Thing , where it’s the two of them and they’re like, ‘It could be you, it could be me, but now we have to work together.’”

Source : www.hollywoodreporter.com

Moui, moui, moui.
Batman Who Laughs me plaît (étonnamment), mais je n’ai pas forcément envie de voir le concept étendu ailleurs.

Williamson? pitié…

Marquez? Carrément!

Marquez débarque chez dc ??

Ouais, il envisageait d’abord de travailler sur un creator-owned après avoir passé 5 ans à travailler sur des séries Marvel mais il s’est finalement laissé séduire par un contrat d’exclusivité chez DC.

Il ne faisait plus grand chose, il me semble, chez Marvel ?

Plusieurs numéros récents d’Avengers. La série Defenders il y a quelques mois.

Ah, c’est pour ça que je ne le voyais pas trop …

Et cover artist de Guardians of the Galaxy (un peu d’X-Men aussi pour les intérieurs).
Il va pouvoir retrouver Bendis comme ça.

Entre le pitch de m****, la filiation de l’enfer, et le nom de Williamson, je suis déjà loin, loin…

Et de Star Wars.

Et il paraîtrait que ça paye mieux chez DC que chez Marvel.

written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by DAVID MARQUEZ
Batman cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
Superman cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
variant cover by LEINIL YU
blank variant cover
Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one—for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series—and they’re facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever. Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in the shadows: Can Superman and Batman even trust each other?
ON SALE 08.14.19
$3.99 US
32 PAGES | FC
RATED T

Source : www.newsarama.com

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Billy Batson.

Fallait oser.

Nouvel aperçu :

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Source : www.cbr.com

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The Batman Who Laughs’ plot is bigger than either the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel realized. Following a showdown with the devious killer’s first sentinel, a jacked-up, Dark Multiverse-infected Shazam!, the pair has to figure out who else has been targeted for similar transformations. Their first two guesses: someone very close to Batman and the one hero that would make failure nearly impossible-Superman himself!

Batman/Superman #2 is out on September 25th, priced $3.99.

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Source : www.flickeringmyth.com

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) David Marquez (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
Even from prison, the Batman Who Laughs is staying two steps ahead of the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel. His plan to infect heroes and turn them into the Dark Multiverse versions of themselves is starting to build steam, with Shazam and others already succumbing to his evil toxin. Batman and Superman are racing the clock to prevent the other three members of the Secret Six from being poisoned, but they realize they are too late when those three come looking for them instead-one of whom is a lot closer to Superman than expected and itching for a fight!
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Source : www.cbr.com

J’aime cet arc sur l’infection propagée par Mari de la vache qui rit.

Surtout j’ai l’impression que Joshua Williamson est plus posé à rédiger ces aventures. ça devient limite lisible (par rapport à Flash) et cela m’inquiète.

L’arc est bien construit, les Secret Six forment une équipe qui me plaît. On est loin d’une histoire de Morrison mais c’est récréatif…et c’est déja pas mal!