DJANGO/ZORRO #1-7 (Tarantino, Wagner / Esteve Polls)

Après Batman 66’ meets the Green Hornet, c’est au tour de l’éditeur Dynamite Entertainement de publier une mini-série crossover en collaboration avec DC Comics. Il s’agira de Django/Zorro qui, comme le suggère le titre, fera se rencontrer le héros du film Django Unchained et le célèbre justicier Don Diego DelaVega, a.k.a. Zorro.
Le cinéaste Quentin Tarantino travaille actuellement avec le talentueux Matt Wagner (The Shadow Vs. Grendel) sur la rencontre entre les deux héros de la liberté, tandis que Reginald Hudlin (scénariste de l’adaptation comics de Django Unchained) jouera le rôle d’éditeur.

A noter qu’entre 2008 et 2012, Wagner s’est occupé d’une série régulière Zorro (inspirée du livre de Isabel Allende et en collaboration avec le dessinateur Francesco Francavilla) et d’une maxi-série Zorro Rides Again. Le premier numéro de Django/Zorro devrait sortir à la fin de l’année 2014.

[quote]Dynamite Press Release

The acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino comes to Dynamite for the first time with a sequel to his film Django Unchained, as Django meets the legendary Zorro! Known for his incredible films that are uniquely “Quentin”, such as Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, Django/Zorro will stand-out from every comic book coming out this year. Django/Zorro is co-plotted by Quentin Tarantino and will be co-plotted and written by comic book legend by Matt Wagner (Mage, Grendel, The Shadow, Zorro). Reginald Hudlin, writer of the Eisner Award nominated Django Unchained screenplay adaptation and a producer of the Django Unchained film, will be working closely with Quentin and Matt as the editor of Django/Zorro! Stay tuned for information on Django/Zorro, set for release later this year from Dynamite Entertainment and DC Entertainment!

“I’m very very excited about both this story and the opportunity to work with Matt. It was reading his Zorro stories that convinced me what a good idea it was to join these two icons together. And the story idea we came up with is thrilling, and I think will be an exciting new chapter for both characters.” – Quentin Tarantino

“This project is an absolute thrill,” adds writer Matt Wagner! “When Quentin and I first met, it felt like we’d known each other for years. The give-and-take energy of our initial story sessions was just incredible! It’s a particular buzz to be writing Zorro once again…and especially to team him up with the magnetic lead character from Quentin’s most straight-up heroic movie, Django Unchained! The Wild West is never gonna be the same once these two come to town!”

“This series is the first time Quentin Tarantino explored the continuing adventures of one of the characters from his films,” states Django Producer Reggie Hudlin. “That he would do it in a comic book demonstrates his love and appreciation of the medium. Quentin is not just a comic collector – he’s got a spinner rack in his house!”

“First and foremost, this is a dream project to have both Quentin and Matt, both master storytellers, collaborate for the first time by bringing the scope of cinema to the comics medium,” says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. “I can’t express how happy I am to co-publish this series with DC Entertainment, and release what is sure to be THE Cross-Over event of the year.”

“We are excited to see that our Eisner-nominated Django Unchained movie adaptation has inspired Django’s appearance with Zorro and are pleased to be part of what is sure to be a highly-anticipated crossover event,” stated Hank Kanalz, Senior Vice President of Vertigo and Integrated Publishing, DC Entertainment.

“In previous adventures, Zorro’s rich history has teamed him up with the Shadow and with the Lone Ranger, as well as many other iconic characters,” said John Gertz, CEO of Zorro Productions, Inc., “But this will be his greatest meeting yet! Django and Zorro are the perfect team, and so are Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner. It is an honor for us to work with these two masters of their craft.”

“Matt has worked hand-in-hand with Quentin to put together a meeting the likes of which comics have never seen.” – Joseph Rybandt, Dynamite Senior Editor

“Django Unchained captures the same spirit as Zorro — namely, that the bad guys get what’s coming to them,” says Keith Davidsen, Marketing Manager of Dynamite Entertainment. “We’re a culture that has thrilled to, and thrived on, the swift and brutal justice of the vigilante. In the deft hands of mind-blowing filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and master storyteller Matt Wagner, the explosive comic book pairing of these two Western icons will surely satisfy that most guilty pleasure.”[/quote]

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Le site de l’éditeur: dynamite.com
Le site de l’auteur: mattwagnercomics.com

[quote=“Jack!”]…]

A noter qu’entre 2008 et 2012, Wagner s’est occupé d’une série régulière Zorro (inspirée du livre de Isabel Allende et en collaboration avec le dessinateur Francesco Francavilla) et d’une maxi-série Zorro Rides Again. [/quote]

Je digresse un peu, mais si vous avez l’occasion de lire le roman qu’Isabel Allende a écrit sur Zorro saisissez-la c’est vraiment pas mal du tout.

Je confirme.

[size=150]COMMENTAIRES DE L’ÉQUIPE CRÉATIVE[/size]

Voici les couvertures du premier numéro de Django Zorro par Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla et Matt Wagner:

[quote] DJANGO ZORRO #1 (OF 6) CVR A LEE MAIN

(W) Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner (A) Esteve Polls (CA) Jae Lee

Featuring a story by Oscar Award-Winning Writer/Director, and Django creator Quentin Tarantino, and award-winning writer/artist/creator Matt Wagner!  The official sequel to Django Unchained in the first-ever comic book sequel ever done of a Tarantino film! Set several years after the events of Django Unchained, Django/Zorro #1 finds Django again pursuing the evil that men do in his role as a bounty hunter. Since there’s a warrant on his head back east, he’s mainly been plying his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he’s again taken to the road, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It’s by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega – the famed Zorro – and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he’s ever met who seems totally unconcerned with the color of Django’s skin… and who can hold his own in a fight. He hires on as Diego’s “bodyguard” for one adventure and is soon drawn into a fight to free the local indigenous people from a brutal servitude, discovering that slavery isn’t exclusive to black folks. In the course of this adventure, he learns much from the older man (much like King Schultz) and, on several occasions, even dons the mask and the whip… of The Fox![/quote]

Source: bleedingcool.com

[quote=“Matt Wagner”]They get along famously—much like Quentin and myself. The first issue basically tosses our two heroes together right off the bat and shows how they both become quite intrigued with each other almost immediately. They’re both purposeful, quick-to-action and fearless in their pursuits…pretty unique individuals. In the film, the villain Calvin Candie claims that Django is a “one-in-ten-thousand nigger.” I think it’s safe to say that there’s no one quite like Zorro either! Our story is set about a year after the events of Django Unchained so Diego de la Vega is a senior at this point. As a result, Django sees him as something of a mentor to some degree, echoing the sorely missed relationship he had with King Schultz. For his part, Diego admires Django’s directness and undaunted brio, perhaps recalling a bit of himself in younger days.

MW: Well, we don’t want to say too much but our story is based on an actual historical personage who was so larger-than-life as to seem like a comic book character. We’re upping the evil factor quite a bit so as to really make him an intriguing villain but the basic gist of story is based in fact.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU CO-SCÉNARISTE MATT WAGNER[/size]

Voici les quatre premières pages de Django Zorro:

Source: www.bleedingcool.com

Pauvre cheval…

[quote]Django/Zorro #1
Story by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
Art by Esteve Polls
Cover by Jae Lee, June Chung, Francesco Francavilla, Matt Wagner , Brennan Wagner
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, November 12th, 2014
Featuring a story by Oscar Award-Winning Writer/Director, and Django creator Quentin Tarantino, and award-winning writer/artist/creator Matt Wagner! The official sequel to Django Unchained in the first-ever comic book sequel ever done of a Tarantino film! Set several years after the events of Django Unchained, Django/Zorro #1 finds Django again pursuing the evil that men do in his role as a bounty hunter. Since there’s a warrant on his head back east, he’s mainly been plying his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he’s again taken to the road, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It’s by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega – the famed Zorro – and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he’s ever met who seems totally unconcerned with the color of Django’s skin… and who can hold his own in a fight. He hires on as Diego’s “bodyguard” for one adventure and is soon drawn into a fight to free the local indigenous people from a brutal servitude, discovering that slavery isn’t exclusive to black folks. In the course of this adventure, he learns much from the older man (much like King Schultz) and, on several occasions, even dons the mask and the whip… of The Fox![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Voici les commantaires du scénariste Matt Wagner sur le premier numéro de Django/Zorro:

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[quote]Django / Zorro #2
Story by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
Art by Esteve Polls
Cover by Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, December 17th, 2014
Don Diego de la Vega enlists the bounty hunter Django as his personal bodyguard as he sets off to undo the schemes of Gürko Langdon, Archduke of Arizona. All too familiar with the cruelties of slavery, Django is eager to assist Diego on this mission, though it is more political than the gunslinger prefers. Even so, there seems to be more to the old fox than his fussy millionaire persona lets on.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Django / Zorro #3
Story by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
Art by Esteve Polls
Cover by Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Mike Mayhew
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, February 4th, 2015
Our heroes finally arrive in Phoenix and their first encounter with the self-proclaimed Archduke of Arizona, whose charming demeanor is tinged with a merciless arrogance. Diego is welcomed into the Archduke’s inner circle of wealthy investors but Django soon finds himself exploring behind the scenes with the silent but intrepid Bernardo. The Archduke’s massive railroad project is a being built be the local Yaqui tribes, who are all but enslaved by their master’s tyrannical regime. This exciting series is the first-ever sequel to any of Quentin Tarantino’s films and features one of the original western heroes, the masked crusader known as Zorro![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]DJANGO/ZORRO #4

Written by: Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner.

Art by: Esteve Polls.

Covers by: Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Marc Laming.

Description: Diego de la Vega and his bodyguard, Django Freeman, get a firsthand look at the brutal tyranny wielded by the Archduke of Arizona in his drive to construct a railroad line across the length of his realm. Django is still trying to reconcile his first sighting of the masked and mysterious avenger known as El Zorro. Could this strange, black-clad apparition really be the proper and elderly gentleman who has hired him as a bodyguard?

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Feb. 25. [/quote]

Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

[quote]Django / Zorro #5
Story by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
Art by Esteve Polls
Cover by Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Butch Guice
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Mar 25th, 2015
Following Zorro’s first appearance at the Archduke’s slave-driven, rail construction site, Django begins to piece together clues that lead him to a startling conclusion…and a fond reminiscence. Meanwhile, Diego expresses his doubts as to the Archduke’s claim of territorial endowment. Things come to a head when suspicion eventually centers on Django himself, leading to a bloody confrontation and a surprising bit of role reversal. This must-read series is the first official sequel to any of writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s films with the final script provided by Eisner-award winner, Matt Wagner and gorgeous western art by Esteve Polls.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Django/Zorro #6
Story by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
Art by Esteve Polls
Cover by Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Butch Guice
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Apr 15th, 2015
After a tense run-in with the Archduke’s soldiers leaves Diego wounded, Django finds that he must step into the black costume and mask to operate in Zorro’s stead. He soon discovers that what he thought of as a simple bodyguard job has forced him to confront a grim and all-too familiar enemy—the specter of slavery. Meanwhile, the ever-wily Diego lays the seeds of a trap for the greedy Archduke. Quentin Taratino’s first original foray into comics draws closer to its dramatic conclusion, scripted by Eisner Award winner Matt Wagner, artist Esteve pol and colorist Brennan Wagner. One more issue to go until the grand finale…[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

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[quote]Django/Zorro #7
Story by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
Art by Esteve Polls
Cover by Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date May 20th, 2015
MATURE READERS ONLY
The epic pairing of these legendary heroes reaches its smashing conclusion in an extra-long, nail-biting finale. The action boils over this issue as both Django and Zorro battle to defeat the powerful Archduke of Arizona and shatter his sinister hold over the indigenous Yaqui people. Django finds he can no longer sit still as he sees an entirely different race enslaved under the yoke of a cruel master. And Diego de la Vega must deal with stunning heartache and loss even as he pushes ahead in his never-ending quest for justice. 30 pulse-pounding pages of story and art provide a rousing finish to this spectacular and ground-breaking series—the first official sequel to a film by Quentin Tarantino. Scripted by Eisner-award winner Matt Wagner and featuring art by Esteve Pols and colors by Brennan Wagner.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Quentin Tarantino développe actuellement une potentielle adaptation cinématographique du comic-book Django / Zorro. Le projet n’en est qu’à ses débuts et s’il se concrétise, Tarantino devrait juste le produire et le co-écrire avec l’acteur et scénariste Jerrod Carmichael (Laugh Factory).