GREAT BEYOND (Nick Spencer / Morgan Jeske)

Le scénariste **Nick Spencer **(Morning Glories, Bedlam) a annoncé pas moins de trois nouvelles séries lors du rassemblement Image Expo. Parmi elles, « Great Beyond » en collaboration avec le dessinateur Morgan Jeske (Change).

L’histoire suit une étrange communauté considérant l’importance du compte en banque dans l’après-vie. Jusqu’au jour où l’un des membres du groupe se suicide…

[quote]Image Comics Press Release

In 2014, Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES, BEDLAM) will team up with three different artists and launch three new thriller series sure to capture readers’ imaginations.

A contemporary fantasy epic with a spy thriller aesthetic, PARADIGMS will showcase art by Butch Guice (Captain America, Superman) and explore a world that exists beyond, or more specifically behind, ours. In the shadows where magic is real, warring clans of sorcerers battle for power and the favor of their gods.

A sci-fi thriller of dead worlds, lost secrets, and hidden dangers, CERULEAN, with art by Frazer Irving (MORNING GLORIES, BEDLAM, Batman), follows the last survivors of the destruction of Earth as they struggle to rebuild civilization on a distant planet full of its own mysteries.

In the GREAT BEYOND, featuring art by Morgan Jeske (ZERO, SEX) a “post-life community” values the size of your bank account over morals and values—and your place in the hereafter is determined by it. But then polite society is rocked by the apparent suicide of one of its own.

“I knew I wanted 2014 to be a big year for my creator-owned work, but I never dreamed I’d get the opportunity to work with so many incredible artists! Collaborating with a legend like Butch, a visionary like Frazer, or an exciting new star like Morgan, it just makes you want to tell great stories with them and do the best work you possibly can. And it’s always great to be doing it at Image, which has been like home to me the entirety of my career. I really believe in what we’re doing here, and I can’t wait for people to see what’s next.”

PARADIGMS, CERULEAN, and GREAT BEYOND are all new, ongoing science-fiction/fantasy series coming to Image Comics in 2014. [/quote]

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Le blog de Morgan Jeske:

Nick Spencer chez Image c’est hallucinant le nombre d’idées bizarre qu’il peut avoir. Sa série sur les vacances en terre parallèle c’est fini ?

[quote=« Nick Spencer »]When Christian and I did “Infinite Vacation,” one of the first things I thought about… I would like, whenever years or decades from now when I retire, I would like to be able to look at my bookshelf of work that I’ve done and I would like to see a nice row of self-contained science fiction graphic novels, that I can feel like I did a bunch of those. That’s always kind of been a big part of what I wanted my career to be. As you go and get all these opportunities to do bigger stories and longer stories and ongoings and things like that, and there are huge rewards to doing those, but I still love getting to do a story in four or five or six issues with a three-act structure and with something to say. I’m enormously proud of “Infinite Vacation.” Of my finished work, it is my favorite. It’s the one that I’m most satisfied with, and I’d like to keep working in that direction and add to that.

So “Great Beyond” is very much the spiritual follow-up to that. Christian set such a high bar for artist partners for those kind of stories, so I spent a very long time working out who could be the right person to bring this one to life. And then I became such an instant super-fan of Morgan’s on “Change” that he was an obvious first choice.[/quote]


[size=85]La première partie de l’interview se trouve ici, et la deuxième ici.[/size]