BLACK ADAM #1-9 (Christopher Priest / Rafa Sandoval, Eddy Barrows)

Ca fonctionnerait vachement mieux avec Namor, hein.
Je le redis, mais Christopher Priest livre un récit que « je vois » plus avec le Sub-Mariner, tant le Teth-Adam sans pouvoir ressemble à Namor. L’intrigue en elle-même est assez bonne, avec un gros volet sur la géopolitique de DC, mais… ça fait quand même bizarre de voir Black Adam papoter avec une agente de la CIA en Orient, à connaître les rouages politiques ! Bien sûr, Black Adam n’est pas un crétin, mais… il m’a toujours semblé inadapté aux jeux politiques actuels.
Tout ça sonne donc paradoxal alors que, en parallèle, la relation avec son héritier lointain est difficile, car Black Adam le force à prendre son anneau et à dire SHAZAM, transformant le gamin en… White Adam, pour laver son héritage. Euh… ouais, okay ; okay, okay.
L’épisode se conclue sur une note tragique à laquelle je ne crois pas, mais qui intrigue. Priest m’intéresse, me surprend, et Rafa Sandoval livre de très, très, très belles planches. Graphiquement, c’est sublime.
Mais… est-ce bien Black Adam ? J’en doute.

Un épisode agréable, de bonnes choses. Mais la forte impression que ça ne cadre pas avec le personnage.

Heureusement que c’est Priest qui écrit.

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Written by: Christopher Priest.

Art by: Rafa Sandoval.

Covers by: Irvin Rodriguez, Rafa Sandoval, Rahzzah, Emanuela Lupacchino

Description: Black Adam is dead, and the Mesopotamian gods of Akkad are having a field day. Are the gods real or are they merely figments of human imagination? Accepting death but denied redemption, Black Adam becomes an ersatz Gilgamesh as he journeys through Akkadian Hell while Malik, his young descendant, goes to extreme and unethical measures to try and revive him, all the while wondering if he should save the life of one of the greatest evils the world has ever known.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99 (variants, $4.99).

Available: August 16.

Je comprends l’observation. Pour moi, ils sont proches dans l’attitude, non?

Dans l’idée oui, mais la place et l’intégration dans leurs univers sont bien différentes.

THERE IS NO REDEMPTION FOR BLACK ADAM. Thousands of years ago, did Black Adam inadvertently create a powerful race who’ve modeled themselves after the Akkadian pantheon of goddesses and gods? Or is he being gaslighted, taunted by illusions, by one of his many enemies? Theo Teth-Adam finds only more questions when he is lured to the Akkadian Hightower and given a cryptic message. Meanwhile, Adam has dispatched Etrigan the Demon, an unlikely ally, to either train his youthful successor or kill him.

Written by: Christopher Priest
Art by: Rafa Sandoval, Matt Herms
Covers by: Irvin Rodriguez, Rafa Sandoval, Taurin Clarke, Pamela Hoogeboom

3.99
On Sale Date:
Sep 20 2022
Page Count:
32

THERE IS NO REDEMPTION FOR BLACK ADAM. Theo Teth-Adam faces off against a furious Bruce Wayne as Black Adam confronts threats ranging from a rising democratic movement in Kahndaq to the Akkad, a new pantheon of gods from outer space who create a new herald to represent them on Earth in Sargon the Sorcerer, and Adam becomes inextricably linked to a young protégé who has contracted the same plague that nearly killed Adam.

Written by: Christopher Priest
Art by: Rafa Sandoval, Jose Luis, Jonas Trinidade, Jordi Tarragona, Matt Herms
Covers by: Irvin Rodriguez, Rafa Sandoval, Ariel Colon, Joshua Sway Swaby, Mario Fox Foccillo

U.S. Price:
3.99
On Sale Date:
Oct 18 2022
Page Count:
32

Written by: Christopher Priest.

Art by: Eddy Barrows

Covers by: Irvin Rodriguez, Rafa Sandoval, David Lapham, Pete Woods, Brandon Peterson.

Description: Batman has had enough of Black Adam. Angered over Bruce Wayne’s financing of a democracy movement in his country, Theo Adam confronts Wayne with his demands, which escalates into an epic, book-length clash between the Dark Knight Detective and the Thunder of Aton.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99 (variants, $4.99).

Available: November 15.

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Black Adam #7

Scénariste(s) : Christopher Priest
Dessinateur(s) : Jose Luis & Jonas Trinidade
Coloriste(s) : Matt Herms
Lettreur(s) : Willie Schubert
Date de sortie : 17/01/23

Synopsis : Malik White, devenu le super puissant Bolt, a contracté le même mystérieux fléau qui a tué Black Adam ! Cependant, Black Adam a disparu dans des circonstances mystérieuses, laissant notre nouveau héros seul, mourant et piégé par le Mirror Master ! La série Black Adam rattrape Dark Crisis dans ce numéro crucial !

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Written by: Christopher Priest.

Art by: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira.

Covers by: Irvin Rodriguez, Tiago Da Silva, Chris Visions, Alexander Lozano.

Description: Rise! A new chapter begins in the 24th century B.C. with Teth-Adam – Egypt’s original, cheerful, and noble champion of Shazam – facing his greatest challenge in the person of his former enslaver, now sorcerously enhanced to become Ibac the Invincible! Mighty Adam’s heroic defense of Egypt is compromised by the dark secret he harbors. Meanwhile, in the present day, Black Adam saves a crippled jetliner from crashing into the Middle East’s most controversial city, sparking unrest at home in Kahndaq!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99 (variants, $4.99).

Available: February 21.

BLACK ADAM #9

In the 24th century B.C.,having proclaimed himself pharaoh, the mighty Adam finds himself surrounded by enemies while discovering that holding the throne is a lot harder than seizing it.

Meanwhile, in the present, those same enemies from the Old Kingdom now threaten modern-day Kahndaq as, amid civil unrest, a resurrected Ibac the Invincible conspires with Adam’s political rival.

Creative Team

  • Writer: Christopher Priest
  • Artist: Eddy Barrows
  • Inker: Eber Ferreira
  • Colorist: Matt Herms
  • Letterer: Willie Schubert
  • Cover Artist: Irvin Rodriguez
  • Variant Cover Artists: Ibrahim Moustafa, John Giang, Tiago Da Silva
  • Editor: Paul Kaminski
  • Associate Editor: Chris Rosa
  • Format: Limited Series
  • Cover Price/Page Count: $.3.99/32 pages

Black Adam’s story continues in BLACK ADAM #9 arriving in stores and digital platforms Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from DC Comics