BIRTHRIGHT #1-45 (Joshua Williamson / Andrei Bressan)

Le scénariste Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Nailbiter) prépare une nouvelle série pour le label skybound de Image Comics. Birthright suit le retour du petit Mikey Rhodes dans sa famille brisée après avoir été enlevé à ses parents pour accomplir une bien mystérieuse destinée.
Pour cette nouvelle régulière à paraitre en octobre, Williamson collabore avec le dessinateur** Andrei Bressan** (cliquer sur la première image pour agrandir).

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[quote]I think it’s after a few conversations I’ve had with other comic creators. I’ve known some writers and artists who had very particular goals in comics, like, « I want to write/draw this big name franchise character! » And that was their one goal, the only thing they worked toward, so when they did that, they didn’t know what to do next and found themselves lost with their own careers. That has been on my mind – I have a lot of life goals, and those goals build into new goals.

But man if I was told, « Your entire life is, was, and always be about this one moment. » And then I accomplished that destiny – what the hell do I do next? Where do you go from there?[/quote]

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Le site de l’éditeur: imagecomics.com
Le blog du dscénariste: bbcinnercircle.blogspot.fr

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Les pages, là, photographiées en version papier qui ondule, ne rendent pas justice au boulot. C’est vraiment très très bien, personnages expressifs, décors généreux, ambiances, lisibilité… Andrei Bressan, j’ai vu des pages de lui dans des comics DC, mais jamais il ne m’avait surpris à ce point !

Jim

Le scénariste Joshua Williamson, le dessinateur Andrei Bressan et le coloriste Adriano Lucas font la visite guidée des coulisses de la série **Birthright **pour le compte du site comicbookresources:

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[quote=“Andrei Bressan”]When Birthright began, Josh told me that he wanted two worlds, with distinctive feelings: our familiar Earth, where we follow a modern-day family and the drama of losing their child, and an adventure-fantasy world ravaged by horror and war.

I started with the fantasy world, and my point was to bring modern war to fantasy. In everyday news we can see all the damage being done, of shattered and broken things, but with this, I wanted to bring war where it hurts the most: on the flesh. With this in mind the paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński come in handy to shape a fantasy world of war and twisted flesh.[/quote]

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[quote]Birthright #1
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Cover by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, October 8th, 2014
For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could’ve ever occurred… but it couldn’t prepare them for what happened when he returned. Skybound’s newest original series turns fantasy into reality in this EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE for just $2.99, by creator/writer JOSH WILLIAMSON (GHOSTED, NAILBITER) and artist ANDREI BRESSAN.[/quote]

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[quote]In the first few issues, we will go back and forth between the real world and Terrenos quite a bit. But that will eventually calm down since most of those are flashbacks and I think… because we know he comes home, there tension in the flashbacks are lessened.

We went with one year later because I wanted enough time to have passed in the real world for things to have settled down a bit. A kid goes missing there are a lot of eyes on the parents, the family, the FEDS, the situation in general. Sadly… in the real world we’ve often seen that the media and people have short attention spans when it comes to… tragedy. So I wanted to get us to a place where that has happened. Where the case had died down, but also… the relationship between the parents was broken. Also I felt there was something poetic about doing it on Mikey’s birthday and coming back around the same season.

As you can see with the end of the first issue… things are not as they seem… and how we got there will affect the current storyline. There are two heroes journeys at play within Birthright. At different stages. I’m curious to see if people will pick up on that.[/quote]

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[quote]BIRTHRIGHT #2
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: November 5, 2014

What is the line between fantasy and delusion? In the aftermath of last issue, the Rhodes family is looking for answers…and nothing is what it seems.[/quote]

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Fichtre, y a du taff là-dedans ! La colo semble également bien travaillée !

[quote]Birthright #3
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Cover by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, December 3rd, 2014
After a standoff in the police station, the Rhodes family is on the run from the law, and for their lives. And just what horrors did Mikey survive while he was away?[/quote]

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[quote][The choice] is really important. I don’t want to get into spoilers, but I think people think that Mikey is possessed, or that he lost and was taken over. It’s a little different — he’s not completely possessed, there’s more going on there. He made a choice to join the bad guy and that’s important to what happened in the past. What happened to this kid who’s supposed to be a hero, the savior, to join the bad guy?

I don’t want to give away too much stuff, but it allows you to know that he’s much more conflicted. It’s not going to be easy. That’s something I want people to understand. He made a change of ideology. He realized something about that world that we’ll eventually get into that Lore was able to make him join the dark side — that’s a bad example to use, but he made a decision. No one forced him. He made a choice, and we’ll get into that more in issues four and five, of what led him to that choice. Eventually, you’ll see more and more of what happens with him.

I don’t want people to think this is as easy as curing him. You can’t just go and remove the Nevermind and he’ll say, “Welp, now I’m back with the good guys!” No, he still made a choice. You’ll see more of that as the series goes on. You’ll see some stuff with Mikey and Kallista, who also made a choice. You’ll see more with her and her relationship with Mikey as the story goes on.[/quote]

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[quote]Birthright #4
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Cover by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, January 7th, 2015
How do you adjust to the real world after living in a war zone for half your life? Mikey Rhodes and his family will find out firsthand, as danger from Terrenos presents itself on Earth.[/quote]

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[quote]Birthright #5
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan
Colors by Adriano Lucas
Cover by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, February 4th, 2015
The never-ending war on Terrenos rocks our world as Mikey battles one of its greatest warriors to the death. No one is safe as BIRTHRIGHT’s first arc comes to an earth-shattering finish![/quote]

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Je viens de lire les cinq premiers numéros, et dans l’ensemble, c’est plutôt pas mal. J’y suis venu à cause d’Andrei Bressan, dont les pages de preview m’avaient plutôt impressionné (alors que ses boulots chez DC m’avaient plutôt laissé froid). Et je confirme que, sur la durée, ça reste vraiment très bien. Bon, c’est du Michael Golden d’énième génération (avec un zest de Bachalo, qui est lui-même un Golden d’énième génération), et sur certaines cases d’action c’est un peu rapide et torché, les décors étant rapidement expédiés ailleurs parfois, mais sur la quantité, ça tient très bien.
Signalons au passage le lettrage formidable de Pat Brosseau (bon, c’est pas une nouvelle, ce type est très bon), qui allie élégance, force et, surtout, discrétion : un lettrage en retrait, d’une très grande efficacité.
Le principe est simple, et ressemble à un décalque sur du Robert Howard (qui se souvient d’Almuric ?) ou de l’Edgar Burroughs : un gamin enlevé par des créatures féeriques passe de longues années sur un monde où le temps passe plus vite, et revient adulte, musclé, et bardé de lames tranchantes. Un vrai guerrier d’héroic-fantasy. Dit comme ça, ça ressemble à une fan-fic ou une remontée d’acide d’adepte de jeux de rôles, mais Williamson (dont je n’ai rien lu jusque-là, je ne saurais porter de jugement) a l’astuce de rajouter une couche d’intrigue en dessous, promettant des retournements de situations.
Après, le traitement est globalement linéaire, et les astuces narratives (ellipses spectaculaires) du premier numéro n’ont pas fait beaucoup de petits. Y a pas mal de raccourcis faciles, et les dialogues ne sont pas d’une grande subtilité (les engueulades entre les deux parents qu’un drame a éloignés tournent toujours à l’empoignade de poissonnières enragées, sans aucune élégance qu’auraient pu apporter des sous-entendus, des non-dits voire un peu d’ironie). L’ensemble de la narration a un côté “charge d’éléphant”.
Du coup, on s’intéresse plus au passé du héros revenu dans sa famille (car oui, voilà encore une série qui capitalise sur cette construction miracle qui consiste à alterner scènes du présent mystérieuses et scènes du passé éclairantes : décidément, Lost a fait des ravages sur la culture populaire), tellement la famille dysfonctionnelle est assez cliché et passe son temps à courir (après on ne sait trop quoi, au demeurant). Mikey enfant est plus attachant et plus intéressant que sa famille entière une fois qu’il est adulte.
Il manque à cette série des temps de pause. Le récit parle de retrouvailles, de cicatrices, de rancœurs, mais jamais on n’a de scène de discussion, si ce n’est pour préparer une séquence de baston ou pour bien insister sur les sales petits secrets que le fils prodigue dissimule. Bref, la psychologie et la caractérisation passent un peu après l’action, elle-même justifiée avec des bouts de ficelles.
Dans l’ensemble, c’est pas mal, ça se lit bien, et rien ne dit que les bonnes surprises ne soient pas devant nous. Mais l’hystérie de l’écriture nuit un peu à la complicité que le lecteur pourrait ressentir avec les personnages. Et ça, ça constitue une perte évidente.

Jim

[quote]Birthright #6
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan
Colors by Adriano Lucas
Cover by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas, James Harren
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Apr 8th, 2015
NEW STORY ARC
Mikey’s return has divided the Rhodes family in unexpected ways. Where do they go from here?[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Birthright #7
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Cover by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date May 13th, 2015
Her son returned a changed man. Now it’s up to Wendy Rhodes to separate fact from pure fantasy…[/quote]

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[quote]Birthright #8
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Cover by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Jun 10th, 2015
A new warrior from Terrenos has landed on Earth, looking for the father of her child.[/quote]

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[quote]Birthright #10
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Cover by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Aug 19th, 2015
Can Mikey win his battle with the Nevermind?[/quote]

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Je n’avais pas vu cette série, les pages sont superbes !

[quote]Birthright #11
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan
Cover by Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Nov 11th, 2015
NEW STORY ARC. What lead Mikey down the dark path to the Nevermind? This extra-sized issue showcases the young chosen one’s confrontation with the Pale Rider… a pivotal moment that would change his life forever! Also, each issue of this arc features “Hero’s Journey” variants, iconic moments in Mikey’s life depicted by Image’s finest artists![/quote]

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[quote]Birthright #13

Story by
Joshua Williamson
Art by
Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Cover by
Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas, Daniel Warren Johnson
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$2.99
Release Date
Jan 13th, 2016

The battle between Mikey and the deadly Sameal erupts in Chicago, while the remaining war criminals of Terenos close in on the Rhodes family. Plus, a new “Hero’s Journey” variant by Daniel Warren Johnson![/quote]

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