DRIFTER #1-15 (Ivan Brandon / Nic Klein)

Après la mini-série Viking (publié entre 2009 et 2010), le scénariste Ivan Brandon retrouvera le dessinateur Nic Klein (Captain America) sur Drifter, une nouvelle série qui s’intéressera à l’aspect immédiat de la recherche d’une nouvelle place pour l’humanité dans l’espace.

Je pense que l’espace a toujours été présenté comme la version séduisante, absolue, mais ce n’est pas ainsi que l’on battit les choses. “Drifter” parle de ceux qui se salissent les mains pour fonder ce futur.” - Ivan Brandon

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Le site de l’éditeur: imagecomics.com
Le site du scénariste: ivanbrandon.com
Le blog du dessinateur: nicklein.wordpress.com

Brandon, j’ai le vague souvenir d’une série sur des robots, qui était pas mal… Et Nic Klein, c’est plutôt pas mal. Donc à suivre.

Jim

[quote]Image Press Release

Ivan Brandon (Wolverine, Men of War) and Nic Klein (Captain America, Thor) team up for DRIFTER, an all-new science fiction series from Image Comics coming in November 2014.

Mankind’s colonization of the galaxy has left countless planets mined bare and lifeless. A space transport crashes onto a backwater world whose unique properties set the stage for a story that combines the dark wonder of a strange and alien landscape with the struggles of an abandoned and lawless frontier town.

“Space stories are always this polished thing, but you can’t pack infrastructure in your backpack,” said Brandon. “For all our advancements in technology your gadgets need a signal to talk to, they need a power grid or they die. In Drifter there are still space ships and lasers but this is not a story about space admirals in starched shirts. This is about the first wave who get their hands dirty, the folks out in the mud and in the mines. It’s about going from our regimented society into the unknown.”

“Ivan and I have been wanting to do another new book for quite some time,” added Klein. “He asked me what I would be stoked to do and I answered ‘science fiction.’ Ivan had some ideas kicking around and I did as well, so we got to work building Drifter. Visually I am very excited to draw cool sci-fi stuff, but also I’m taking my work in a new direction, very few black shadows and most of the rendering done through color.”

“Over the last few years, it’s been really gratifying to welcome various writers and artists back to Image,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Ivan’s no stranger to Image—he’s written and edited some fantastic comics for us over the years, most notably Viking—but it’s especially cool to have him back here with a series as stunning as Drifter. The work he and Nic are doing on this series is simply amazing.”

DRIFTER follows a diverse group of characters, trapped and isolated, with no hope of rescue, surrounded on all sides by alien dangers and the decaying beauty of a dying world. Coming to Image Comics this November.[/quote]

Source: www.multiversitycomics.com

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE IVAN BRANDON ET NIC KLEIN[/size]

[quote]DRIFTER #1
STORY BY Ivan Brandon
ART BY Nic Klein
COVER BY Nic Klein
PUBLISHER Image Comics
COVER PRICE: $3.50
RELEASE DATE Wed, November 12th, 2014
FROM THE CREATORS OF VIKING: Writer IVAN BRANDON (Wolverine, Men of War) and artist NIC KLEIN (Captain America, Thor) reunite to bring you a sci-fi ONGOING SERIES joining the dark revenge themes of Unforgiven with the mind-bending sci-fi universe-building of Dune.
In its frantic rush to survive itself, mankind has spread across the universe, colonizing and strip-mining countless planets. Abram Pollux barely survives a crash landing on Ouro, a lawless backwater world where life is cheap. What starts as a struggle for survival quickly becomes a journey to the very edges of what it means to be human.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE NICK KLEIN[/size]

[quote=“Nick Klein”]With the exception of one book, I have always done all the art, including colours, on every project. A part of that comes me being a huge control freak, and another part is that I just really like doing colours, as well as the actual drawing part. Colors can make or break a drawing, it can add depth and mood, etc.

For DRIFTER, I wanted to do most of the rendering through the colours, and just have a clean line drawing with no spotted blacks/hatching, etc. I think it might’ve been a logistic nightmare to have someone else color it with my “art OCD” looking over their shoulder. A lot of times I leave out things because I know I can tackle it in the colors for example. It just made no sense to not do it myself. [/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DES ARTISTES NICK KLEIN ET TOM MULLER[/size]

[quote]Drifter #2
Story by Ivan Brandon
Art by Nic Klein
Cover by Nic Klein
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, December 17th, 2014
Abram and the Sheriff explore the sunken ruins of Abram’s crashed ship. In search of answers, they find a horde of scavenging raiders and a lightning storm that brings more than just thunder and rain.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

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[quote]DRIFTER #3
Written by Ivan Brandon
Art by Nic Klein
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: January 21, 2015

In his quest for revenge, Abram Pollux heads deep below the surface where he discovers that humans are not the dominant life form on Ouro.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicosity.com

[quote]Drifter #4
Story by Ivan Brandon
Art by Nic Klein
Cover by Nic Klein, Rafael Albuquerque
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Feb 18th, 2015
A killer is loose in Ghost Town and monsters roam the streets. Every step Pollux takes towards the truth brings him closer to the grave.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Je découvre cette série à côté de laquelle j’étais passé, et pour l’instant (deux épisodes), je suis emballé.
C’est du western dans l’espace, le thème classique de l’étranger perdu dont la présence dans une petite communauté qui a trouvé ses marques vient perturber l’agencement de l’ensemble. Classique.
À cela s’ajoute la possibilité, offerte par une planète étrangère, d’avoir des règles de la physique différentes, un espace-temps différent, une nature et une faune différentes, ce qui crée un décalage, une incompréhension et bien entendu une tension dramatique.
J’aime bien les boulot d’Ivan Brandon en général, même si je trouve qu’il n’est pas toujours très à l’aise dans la fluidité de son récit, les transitions et les enchaînements étant très secs. Là, on retrouve ce défaut, les choses se déroulant parfois un peu vite, les dialogues étant parfois trop minimalistes.
En revanche, cette sécheresse est la bienvenue dans la voix off. Pas de philosophie de comptoir à la Remender, ici on a plutôt un narrateur qui commente son action, en phrases brèves qui renforcent le côté “perdu” du personnage. Tout cela est très sobre, ça se lit vite non pas parce que c’est maigre ou indigent, mais parce que c’est rythmé.
L’élément fort, c’est Nic Klein. J’avais déjà remarqué son dessin, mais là, alors qu’il assure également les couleurs, ça prend une dimension spectaculaire. Il y a dans les planches du dessinateur allemand une touche franco-belge évidente. On dirait du Colin Wilson mis en couleurs par Ladronn, autant dire que ça place Drifter dans la droite lignée d’un Moebius / Giraud. Renversant. C’est super beau, expressif, riche, profond. Vraiment magnifique.
Bon, je vous laisse, je reprends la lecture de la suite.

Jim

[quote]Drifter #6
Story by Ivan Brandon
Art by Nic Klein
Cover by Nic Klein, Eduardo Risso
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Jul 15th, 2015
NEW STORY ARC!
Abram Pollux heads out into the unknown. An expedition to a distant crash site will take him through the unexplored depths of Ouro and towards a key to unlocking his past.
IVAN BRANDON and NIC KLEIN return for the start of the second arc of the smash sci-fi hit series.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Drifter #8
Story by Ivan Brandon
Art by Nic Klein
Cover by Nic Klein, Daniel Krall
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Sep 30th, 2015
Things get ugly.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Drifter #9
Story by Ivan Brandon
Art by Nic Klein
Cover by Nic Klein
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Nov 11th, 2015
At the end of Arc 2, everything burns.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Drifter #10

Sun, February 28th, 2016 at 10:58am PST
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Story by
Ivan Brandon
Art by
Nic Klein
Cover by
Nic Klein, Goran Parlov
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.50
Release Date
Apr 13th, 2016

Abram Pollux returns to Ghost Town, determined to even the score. But the rules have changed. New alliances are drawn, old friends become new foes, and each step closer to the truth brings Pollux that much closer to hell.[/quote]

Source : www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Drifter #11

Story by
Ivan Brandon
Art by
Nic Klein
Cover by
Nic Klein, Mike Huddleston
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.50
Release Date
May 18th, 2016

Ravaged by a nuclear winter, Ghost Town is forever changed when the Wheelers begin to set a mysterious plan into motion.
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[quote]Drifter #12

Story by
Ivan Brandon
Art by
Nic Klein
Cover by
Nic Klein, Devmalya Pramanik
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.50
Release Date
Jun 22nd, 2016

Just as Ghost Town teeters on the brink of war the man called Emmerich comes in from the cold.
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[quote]Drifter #13

Story by
Ivan Brandon
Art by
Nic Klein
Cover by
Nic Klein, Aurelie Neyret
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.50
Release Date
Jul 27th, 2016

MATURE READERS

The Wheeler assault threatens to swallow Ghost Town and everyone in it.
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[quote]DRIFTER #14

Written by: Ivan Brandon.

Art by: Nic Klein.

Covers by: Nic Klein, Tony Sandoval.

Description: End of story arc. Seared by the flames of war, Ghost Town’s survivors are forced to make an impossible decision. Abram Pollux makes a discovery that shakes everything we know about Ouro.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.50.

In stores: Sept. 7. [/quote]

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Source : www.comicscontinuum.com

[quote]DRIFTER #15

Written by: Ivan Brandon.

Art by: Nic Klein.

Covers by: Nic Klein, David Rubin.

Description: New story arc. Ghost Town is destroyed. The planet Ouro is coming apart at the seams. But even with the world breaking around him, all Abram Pollux can think of is revenge on the man named Bell Emmerich. All mysteries will be solved. All questions answered. All scores settled.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.50.

In stores: Dec. 14. [/quote]

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com