CLEAN ROOM #1-17 (Gail Simone / Jonathan Davis-Hunt)

Découvrez Astrid Mueller, la brillante directrice de la nouvelle église de Chicago qui clame pouvoir guérir n’importe quel trouble grâce à une technique de thérapie secrète. Ce que personne ne sait, c’est qu’il s’agit d’une chambre hermétique High-tech dont certains ne ressortent pas vivant. Mais, surtout, dont personne ne ressort inchangé.

En 2015, Vertigo publiera Clean Room, la nouvelle série de la scénariste Gail Simone et du dessinateur Jonathan Davis-Hunt.

[quote]Meet Astrid Mueller—A brilliant, charismatic speaker and the head of a new church that claims to be able to cure anyone’s deepest disorders through an expensive series of secretive therapy techniques.

Meet Chloe—A reporter whose photographer lover is brutally murdered while investigating a church that is run more like a high stakes PR firm. On the verge of suicide, Chloe finds the strength and determination to stay alive to find out the truth.

Astrid’s secret weapon is a room only the very wealthy or very dangerous ever get to see-- the CLEAN ROOM, a hermetically sealed and biologically impervious high-tech chamber below the church’s main offices, in Chicago. Some do not survive the process and no one leaves unchanged.[/quote]

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Le site de l’éditeur: vertigocomics.com

Le premier numéro de Clean Room sortira finalement en octobre.

[quote]I’ve been studying this phenomenon for years, and it’s such a fascinating, dangerous combination. People who want answers will always flock to those who profess to have them, and many of the people who make that claim are fairly terrible individuals. Many are using the same flim-flam techniques used by faith healers since time began. It’s a canard to think only unsophisticated people fall for this, almost everyone has fallen for some form of self-help quackery at some point, and we have seen many that were also predatory.

So what happens when the best, most powerful such charismatic leader decides to use her power and influence to fight a war against an army no one else believes exists? That’s our main character, a force of nature called Astrid Mueller. She’s no one you want knowing your secrets.[/quote]

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[quote]CLEAN ROOM #1

STORY BY
Gail Simone
ART BY
Jon Davis-Hunt
COVER BY
Jenny Frison
PUBLISHER
Vertigo
COVER PRICE:
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
Oct 21st, 2015

It’s the start of the first Vertigo series from fan-favorite writer Gail Simone, with 2000AD artist Jon Davis-Hunt! Astrid Mueller is the enigmatic and compelling guru of a giant self-help organization—a devastatingly powerful figure in the industry between psychology and religion. Journalist Chloe Pierce’s fiancé decided to pick up Astrid’s book, and within three months he was dead. Something in Astrid Mueller’s book made Philip blow his brains out all over Chloe’s new kitchen.

Now Chloe is on a mission to find out who Astrid Mueller really is. What is this Clean Room she’s been hearing about where your deepest fear and worst moments are revealed? Chloe intends to immerse herself in the Clean Room and wreak havoc on Astrid’s empire.[/quote]

Source : comicbookresources.com

[quote]Clean Room #2

Story by Gail Simone
Art by Jon Davis-Hunt
Cover by Jenny Frison
Publisher Vertigo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Nov 18th, 2015

It’s a battle of wills as Chloe faces off with self-help guru Astrid in the infamous Clean Room—and what Chloe witnesses there reinforces her desire to bring Astrid and her empire down. But what Chloe doesn’t know is that the atrocities that happen in the Clean Room don’t necessarily stay there.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Clean Room #3

Story by
Gail Simone
Art by
Jon David-Hunt
Cover by
Jenny Frison

Release Date
Dec 16th, 2015

Self-help guru Astrid Mueller faces some unexpected personal consequences in her latest trip into the Clean Room, where dirty secrets and demons come to life. Meanwhile, intrepid journalist Chloe encounters an unexpected, otherworldly visitor, and assassin Killian gets a good rubdown in “Good Things and Celebrity Deaths.”[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Clean Room #4

Story by
Gail Simone
Art by
Jon Davis-Hunt
Cover by
Jenny Frison
Publisher
Vertigo

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

MATURE READERS

Astrid finds herself in the unique position of interrogating someone…scratch that…someTHING truly unexpected in the Clean Room, and she may not leave there alive. Meanwhile, Chloe storms off to find another way to take down Astrid and her corporation, only to find her life spiraling farther down the drain…not to mention, something from the Clean Room may have slithered out to follow her home.[/quote]

Source : www.comicbookresources.com

un retour la dessus ?

[quote]Clean Room #5

Story by
Gail Simone
Art by
Jon Davis-Hunt
Colors by
Quinton Winter
Letters by
Todd Klein
Cover by
Jenny Frison
Publisher
Vertigo

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Feb 17th, 2016

Astrid Mueller is scared for the first time as she struggles to tame a Clean Room gone wildly out of control. Meanwhile, her cult followers take the recruitment process to a whole new level. And Chloe faces demons more horrible than even her own hallucinations.[/quote]

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[quote]Clean Room #6

Written by: Gail Simone
Art by: Jon Davis-Hunt
Cover by: Jenny Frison

Chloe discovers the brutal truth behind her fiancé’s suicide and faces a visit from someone called the Surgeon who intends on using his scalpel for…different reasons. And Astrid proves herself to be both friend and foe in this chilling end to the first arc.

U.S. Price: 3.99
On Sale Date: Mar 16 2016[/quote]

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[quote]Clean Room #7

Story by
Gail Simone
Art by
Jon Davis-Hunt
Cover by
Jenny Frison
Publisher
Vertigo

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

MATURE READERS

In this spectacularly disturbing standalone issue, we delve into the depths of Astrid’s terrifying personal history, and why demons have haunted her since birth. With guest artist Eric Canete (Iron Man, Love Run Kill).
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[quote]Clean Room #8

Story by
Gail Simone
Art by
Jon Davis-Hunt
Colors by
Quinton Winter
Letters by
Todd Klein
Cover by
Jenny Frison
Publisher
Vertigo

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
May 18th, 2016

MATURE READERS

Shocking news comes from on high concerning the seemingly indestructible Astrid Mueller…and Chloe meets with Detective Avil Demakos as they dig deeper into the deadly mysteries of the Clean Room. The second arc of this hit series starts with a bang.
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[quote]Clean Room #9

Story by
Gail Simone
Art by
Jon Davis-Hunt
Colors by
Quinton Winter
Letters by
Todd Klein
Cover by
Jenny Frison
Publisher
Vertigo

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Jun 15th, 2016

MATURE READERS

Enigmatic exorcist Astrid Mueller and her arch-rival Chloe Pierce get locked in the Clean Room as the Windy City meets a blood-starved army of Blue Utopians. But is being stuck in a hermetically sealed chamber far below the Chicago streets with someone who knows your darkest, damaged desires any safer than a city on fire?
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[quote]Clean Room #10

Story by
Gail Simone
Art by
Jon Davis-Hunt
Colors by
Quinton Winter
Letters by
Todd Klein
Cover by
Jenny Frison
Publisher
DC Comics

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

MATURE READERS

The terror multiplies as Astrid and Chloe face an unfathomable betrayal, and the ultimate force of unknowable darkness steps from our nightmares into public awareness!
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[quote]
Clean Room #11

Story by
Gail Simone
Art by
Jon Davis-Hunt
Colors by
Quinton Winter
Letters by
Todd Klein
Cover by
Jenny Frison
Publisher
Vertigo

3.99(USD)
2016-08-24

MATURE READERS

The Entities threaten their final revenge on our world and it’s vastly more horrible than even Astrid thought, while Evangelical forces stake a claim on Astrid’s organization, and only Chloe has the knowledge to stop them. Our second mind-bending arc rockets to a grisly conclusion for all mankind, including you and everyone you know![/quote]

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[quote]Clean Room #12

Written by: Gail Simone
Art by: Jon Davis-Hunt
Cover by: Jenny Frison

After an act of apparent sabotage, Killian and Chloe find themselves trapped inside the memories of a vicious serial killer, where the entire world is a victim. Meanwhile, is Astrid’s seemingly innocent niece the final omen before the end of all humanity?

U.S. Price: 3.99
On Sale Date: Nov 30 2016[/quote]

Source : www.comicsalliance.com

[quote] Clean Room #13

Written by: Gail Simone
Art by: Walter Geovani
Cover by: Jenny Frison

In the aftermath of “Hell Above, Heaven Below,” we go back to the beginning to learn how Astrid was first affected after her hospitalization…through the eyes of one who cannot see what she sees: her would-be assassin and brother, Peter Mueller.

U.S. Price: 3.99
On Sale Date: Nov 9 2016[/quote]

Source : www.dccomics.com

[quote]CLEAN ROOM #17

Written by: Gail Simone.

Art by: Walter Geovani.

Cover by: Jenny Frison.

Description: The barrier between the known world and what lurks beneath crumbles as the Entities’ true malevolence is unleashed on the world, and the moment Astrid Mueller has been preparing for comes with a wave of fire from above. The death that reaches for you may be coming from the mirror!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: March 29.[/quote]

Source : comicscontinuum.com

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Je me suis plongé un peu distraitement dans le premier numéro de cette série (que j’avais mise de côté), et je ne suis pas resté distrait très longtemps.
20 pages à l’ambiance dérangeante et vénéneuse, dont l’illustration ci-dessus n’est que le haut de l’iceberg.
Je me plaignait (encore) récemment du manque de densité des mensuels de BD américaines, ce premier épisode de Clean Room est sûrement l’exception qui confirme la règle. Et quelle exception !!!

Le risque le plus certain est que le reste ce révèle très en-dessous des promesses implicites de cette excellente entrée en matière. Bon, les quelques pages du #2 que j’ai lues semblent heureusement aller à l’encontre de mes craintes les plus sombres.

Une belle découverte !

J’ai complété le premier recueil, et outres les promesses tenues en matière d’épouvante, cette lecture révèle une ligne de fuite inattendue [Pour en savoir +].

En effet, une comparaison entre la fondation au centre de l’intrigue de Clean Room, et une religion étasunienne bien connue, ne semble pas si fortuite que ça.

Reste, jusqu’à plus ample lecture, une découverte qui vaut largement le temps passé à la lire.
À suivre en ce qui me concerne !