HOUSE OF PENANCE #1-6 (Peter Tomasi / Ian Bertram)

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Peter Tomasi nous déclarait en interview qu’il pourrait bien avoir quelques projets indépendants sous le coude, les dernières sollicitations de l’éditeur Dark Horse nous en révèlent un peu plus sur le sujet.

En avril, l’ancien scénariste de Batman & Robin s’essaiera à l’horreur avec la mini-série en six chapitres House of Penance.

L’intrigue s’inspire de la vie de Sarah Winchester, cette noble américaine qui entreprit de bâtir une maison sans discontinuer en Californie pendant les 38 dernières années de sa vie, sept jours sur sept, de peur que les mauvais esprits ne l’emportent lorsqu’elle eût fini le travail.

Dans cette étrange et effrayante maison où certains escaliers ne mènent nulle part, la vie rythmée au son des marteaux de Sarah est soudainement interrompue par l’apparition d’un mystérieux invité en quête d’absolution.

Pour l’occasion, Tomasi s’associe au talentueux dessinateur Ian Bertram (qui vient d’ailleurs de reprendre en main sa série digitale Bowery Boys) et à l’inévitable coloriste Dave Stewart.

[quote]A story about guilt, ghosts, and guns!

This spring, Dark Horse Comics is set to publish a historical tale of horror from New York Times best-selling author Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin, Green Lantern) and artist Ian Bertram (Bowery Boys).

House of Penance is a horrific take on the true story of the Winchester haunted house and one woman’s mission to wash away the blood curse of the Winchester rifle that threatens to claim her own life and soul.

The Winchester house is famous for its original owner’s bizarre compulsion to incorporate in it a multitude of architectural curiosities. But as the bereaved Sarah Winchester’s workers toil on stairways to nothing and doors to nowhere, a mysterious stranger arrives . . . and he could make Sarah’s demons all too real.

“The journey that Sarah makes while building the house is intense and scary, and all the horrible things that put her there are going to be revealed during the course of the six issues along with the story of Peck, the gunfighter who goes looking for absolution under the strangest roof he could ever stumble upon,” said Peter Tomasi in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly.

In this House of Leaves meets Blood Meridian tale of how fortune brings misfortune, a grim and determined woman oversees the construction of a house twenty-four hours a day for twenty years with a simple motto: “keep busy building or get busy dying.”

House of Penance #1 (of 6) is in stores April 13, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop!

Praise for Peter Tomasi’s House of Penance:

“Tomasi and Bertram have crafted something truly special with this book.”—Scott Snyder (Wytches)

“House of Penance is hypnotic, disturbing and mysterious in all the right ways.”—Jeff Lemire (Descender)

“House of Penance by Tomasi and Bertram is a terrifying delight. It’s like eating the world’s most delicious peach and finding a live tarantula inside. One of the best new books I’ve read in years.”—Gail Simone (Leaving Megalopolis)

“Peter Tomasi and Ian Bertram make you want to sleep with the lights on after reading this tale of horror and dread that wraps you around the throat and doesn’t let go.”—Geoff Johns (Justice League)

“Tomasi and Bertram have built something compelling and unsettling in House of Penance—it’s a nasty piece of work that gets me excited.”—Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets)

“Tomasi and Bertram. I couldn’t put it down!”—Mark Waid (Kingdom Come)[/quote]

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Le site de l’éditeur : darkhorse.com
L’instagram de l’artiste : instagram.com/ianbertramink

Ah oui, ça a l’air pas mal ça.

Sarah Winchester n’est pas une une noble américaine, les américains n’ont pas de noblesse.
Ceci dit elle a vraiment existé, elle est la belle fille d’**Oliver F. Winchester ** l’inventeur de la célèbre carabine au levier de sous-garde (qui éjecte la munition tout en réarmant l’arme), donc cette dame est devenue folle est a fait construire une maison à San José en Californie, de 160 pièces sensée abriter les âme errantes de ceux qui firent tués par les carabines de la marque.
La Winchester Mystery House est aujourd’hui un lieu touristique.

:wink:

riche américaine ?

[quote=“Jack!”]

n’est pas une une noble américaine, les américains n’ont pas de noblesse.
riche américaine ?[/quote]

Oui riche il paraît qu’elle l’a été. :wink:

Sinon la noblesse et les U.S.A sont deux des éléments qui charpentent The Royals, l’excellente mini-série de Rob Williams (Pour en savoir +). :smiley:

Et pendant que j’y pense Alan Moore a utilisé l’idée de la “Winchester House” dans un épisode de Swamp Thing, le 45 je crois.

[quote=“artemus dada”]Sarah Wincherster n’est pas une une noble américaine, les Américains n’ont pas de noblesse.
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Je disais que les Américains n’ont pas de noblesse, hormis une exception à ma connaissance.

Feu Joshua Abraham Norton l’empereur des États-Unis. :wink:

Les premières pages :

[quote]She’s trying to wipe away the sin that she feels her family’s name is wrapped in, and that she’s wrapped in. Obviously, it’s tied in to guns, with the Winchester name. And right now, that feels like a timely subject.

But Sarah Winchester really felt like she had to sort of atone for what she believed about how the Winchester name left a mark on her life and her family. She wanted to cleanse it.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE PETER TOMASI[/size]

Quelques pages supplémentaires :

[quote]It’s funny, I think all three of my creator-owned comics now have started as screenplays. “House of Penance” started as a screenplay, as did “Light Brigade” and “The Mighty.” “House of Penance” was right up that aisle. I met with Ian, loved his stuff, and just thought that he was a perfect fit for the book.

He read the script, I talked to him about it, and I was ready to break it out into a comic book story. But it’s funny; the last two projects that I did like this, every artist after reading the script wanted to actually stay with the screenplay. It gave them a little latitude. It wasn’t so tight on panel description. It allowed them more freedom than they were used to.

Ian took it and ran with it. We’d go for lunch and we’d break the issues and we’d go over the end point and starting point of each issue. Obviously, a comic and a screenplay are a lot different. We had to make a lot of cuts. I red-lined out a lot of stuff that I thought wouldn’t work for a comic, or was going to be too much for a 24-page book for six months.[/quote]

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[quote]HOUSE OF PENANCE #2

Written by: Peter J. Tomasi.

Art by: Ian Bertram.

Cover by: Ian Bertram.

Description: Sarah Winchester’s house is always under construction – the banging of hammers keeps her demons at bay. Her construction crew of vagrants and murderers build, tear down, and rebuild the mansion according to her visions. But her newest employee, Warren Peck, has brought some demons of his own . . .

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: May 11. [/quote]

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com

Je me suis intéressé pour la première fois à la maison Winchester grâce à l’épisode “Ghost Dance” dans les Swamp Thing d’Alan Moore. Je crois que je ne connaissais pas, avant. Je ne saurais plus quel épisode c’est, ni même si Moore cite nommément la maison ou seulement par allusion, mais ce qui m’avait frappé, c’était la phrase “the sound of the hammers must never stop”, le mot “hammer” renvoyant à la fois au marteau des bâtisseurs et charpentiers, et au chien des fusils.
Phénomène formidable que cette maison Winchester. Je n’ai pas spécialement envie de retourner en Amérique, mais c’est tout de même l’un des liens que j’aimerais voir de visu.

Jim

[quote]House of Penance #3

Story by
Peter Tomasi
Art by
Ian Bertram
Colors by
Dave Stewart
Cover by
Ian Bertram
Publisher
Dark Horse Comics

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Jun 8th, 2016

A visitor from Winchester’s past stirs up old demons, and she must find new ways to keep them out of her unearthly mansion. Meanwhile, Warren Peck comes face to face with specters from his own past and learns that he has more in common with her than he’d thought…
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Source : www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]House of Penance #4

Story by
Peter J. Tomasi
Art by
Ian Bertram
Colors by
Dave Stewart
Cover by
Ian Bertram
Publisher
Dark Horse Comics

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

A tale of horror from creator Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin, Green Lantern), illustrated by the terrifyingly talented Ian Bertram (Bowery Boys, Batman: Eternal)!

The chaotic construction is no longer enough to keep Sarah’s ghosts at bay, so she tries something more extreme to ease her conscience. Peck’s nightmares are growing worse, too. Brought together by their dark visions, the heiress and the outlaw are getting closer, but Sarah’s sister doesn’t like it one bit.
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Source : www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]House of Penance #5

Story by Peter J. Tomasi
Art byIan Bertram
Colors byDave Stewart
Cover byIan Bertram
PublisherDark Horse Comics

Cover Price:$3.99

Warren Peck is surprised to discover how far he is willing to go to protect the tormented widow. Their connection deepens as Peck contemplates his bloody past and Sarah grows more determined than ever to atone for her family’s sins.[/quote]

Source : www.bleedingcool.com

[quote]HOUSE OF PENANCE #6

Written by: Peter Tomasi.

Art by: Ian Bertram.

Cover by: Ian Bertram.

Description: Evil has infiltrated Sarah’s sanctuary. Even Warren Peck, her newfound protector and confidant, is overwhelmed by the spirits that seek revenge upon her. In the terrifying conclusion of Tomasi and Bertram’s horror miniseries, Sarah is forced to confront her demons, face to face.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Sept. 14. [/quote]

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com