CASANOVA IV: ACEDIA (Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon/Moon, Ba)

Lors de la convention Image Expo qui se tient actuellement à San Francisco, le scénariste Matt Fraction a annoncé le retour de la série Casanova chez l’éditeur Image Comics après le bref interlude du troisième volume (et la re-colorisation totale des deux premiers) chez Marvel. (Entre ça et son éviction de la série “Inhuman”, ça va commencer à jaser.)

Casanova IV: Acedia” sortira en fin d’année. Fabio Moon s’occupera de la partie graphique de l’histoire principale tandis que son frère Gabriel Ba se chargera des courtes histoires scénarisées par le romancier Michael Chabon (Les Extraordinaires Aventures de Kavalier & Clay).

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Le site de l’éditeur: imagecomics.com
le site du scénariste: mattfraction.com
Le blog des dessinateurs: fabioandgabriel.blogspot.fr

Si Fraction lâche Marvel, et se remet à produire des histoires de la qualité de Casanova, et arrête donc de produire des histoires de la qualité de Fear Itself ou de Fantastic Four, je trouve que c’est une excellente nouvelle.

Ce serait bien s’il ne lâchait pas Hawkeye.

Casanova, ça ne m’a pas trop accroché mais Satellite Sam et Sex Criminals sont formidables.

Le scénariste Matt Fraction s’exprime sur le retour de casanova chez Image Comics.

[quote=“Matt Fraction”]It’s just best for the book right now. And that’s sort of what all the business decisions about “Casanova” have always been – “What is going to allow the book to exist right now?” This is the best place for us right now. I’m thrilled to be back.

It was the first comic I ever wrote, and I wrote it because Eric Stephenson asked if I wanted to write a comic. I had written short stories, and I had written graphic novels, but I hadn’t written a comic with staples. It was all on Eric. He was and is “Casanova’s” first fan, and I think I can channel the excitement and energy that Image has right now into recreating and rebirthing the series.

When the story opens up, Casanova has complete amnesia. Casanova doesn’t remember the first three volumes, and he’s not going to figure it out. So it’s kind of a perfect place for new readers to come in, because your lead character has no idea what happened in the past, either. An interstellar James Bond has complete amnesia, and Blofeld and all the bad guys find out. Basically everybody he’s ever pissed off, every woman whose heart he’s ever broke, every relationship he ever ruined, every person he’s ever left widowed or orphaned, find out he’s helpless as a kitten, living on our Earth, in a very regular, normal place, in Los Angeles, and all of the bad guys come after him. It’s like a sexy, psychedelic, spy-addled “Straw Dogs.”

This sets up the next trilogy. There were three volumes, and we’re going to put out hardcovers of those; we’re going to put out, I hope, a big collection of all three. But this is always going to stand alone, unless we collect everything in one giant book – which I’m not a fan of, but I could be swayed. This was always a standalone in the grand scheme of things. This is the most different; this is entirely independent. It’s the midpoint, and the main character doesn’t remember the first three – so, come on.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Casanova: Acedia #1
Story by Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon
Art by Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Cover by Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, January 28th, 2015
MATURE READERS
Marooned in Los Angeles with no memory of his past, Casanova Quinn takes on the mystery of his criminal benefactor’s tangled and bloody history—as strange occult forces from the future conspire to… do stuff? To him? To Los Angeles? To you? YES. Featuring the first in a series of backup stories by Pulitzer Prize winner MICHAEL CHABON and CASANOVA[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

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[quote]Casanova: Acedia #4
Story by Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon
Art by Gabriel Ba, Dustin Harbin
Colors by Cris Peter
Cover by Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Sep 2nd, 2015
Who is Amiel Boutique? Who is Quentin Cassaday? Who are any of us, really, when you get down to it? Also: Whose minds are Chabon and Bá blowing THIS time?
You can checkout Sketch Pages by Fabio Moon and read “The Metanauts: Kawaii Five-O, Part 4” by Michael Chabon & Gabriel Bá in the physical comic, available at your local comic shop.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Casanova: Acedia #5

Story by
Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon
Art by
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Cover by
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Jun 1st, 2016

The world-melting CASANOVA returns. Casanova Quinn doesn’t remember who he is or how he got here—the only thing he knows is an awful lot of people want him dead and the world might be ending. Psychedelic, sexy, and surreal science-fiction the way only comics can do it. Also apparently it’s been ten years since CASANOVA began publishing. So we have that going for us, which is nice.
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Source : www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Casanova: Acedia #6

Story by
Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon
Art by
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Cover by
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Jul 20th, 2016

Casanova studies his benefactor and his benefactor returns the favor as a mysterious woman with connections to them both emerges from the shadows of sun-soaked Los Angeles.
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Source : www.comicbookresources.com

Ça n’a jamais été publié en France, au final ?

Pas à ma connaissance.

C’est dommage. Je me demande ce qu’attend Urban ; si c’est un problème de format (la mini-série est plus longue que les précédentes il me semble) ou de droits (le retour chez Image Comics) ?

J’hésite à me le pendre en V.O. résultat, vu que je viens de retomber sur mes exemplaires pendant mes vacances…

Edit : De ce que je vois, le volume (ou les deux volumes qui compilent ces épisodes) est assez difficile à trouver. Bizarre cette affaire.

Les ventes pas terribles des deux (ou trois ?) premiers albums ?

Bof, ça ne les a pas empêché de terminer Prophet et je pense que Casanova a dû faire sensiblement plus de ventes.

Un planning déjà chargé ?

Jim

Je ne savais pas qu’ils avaient fini Prophet, tiens.

Probablement. Mais ce n’est pas une excuse.

Toute la fin (façon de parler, c’est plus de la moitié des épisodes au final) a été finalement publiée dans un volume unique (le troisième, donc) de 500 pages. Une belle initiative de la part d’Urban pour un titre qui ne se vendait pas…

Ha bah ça m’intéresse, je l’ai commencé en VO avec « la flemme » de reprendre, maintenant.