HOUSE OF WHISPERS #1-22 (Nalo Hopkinson / Dominike Stanton)

La romancière Nalo Hopkinson, spécialisée dans la littérature jeunesse, a été choisie par Neil Gaiman pour s’occuper de The House of Whispers, l’un des quatre titres de la nouvelle collection labellisée Sandman Universe.

Le nom du dessinateur n’a pas encore été révélé pour le moment.

The House of Whispers #1 devrait sortir en août 2018.

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Tiens une nouvelle maison, pas sur que ce soit une bonne idée, mais voyons.

Y’aura-t’il aussi la maison des soupirs?
Et celle des ténèbres?
Et celle des larmes?

Ça pourrait être une perspective prometteuse. :slight_smile:

La partie graphique de The House of Whispers a été confiée à Dominike “Domo” Stanton (The Big Con Job).

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House of Whispers #1

W) Nalo Hopkinson (A) Dominike “Domo” Stanton, John rauch (CA) Sean Andrew Murray
An all-new corner has been added to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Universe!
Welcome to the House of Dahomey, the houseboat of Erzulie Fréda, where the souls of Voodoo followers go when they sleep to beseech the flirtatious and tragic goddess to grant them their hearts’ desires and counsel them on their futures and fortunes. When you arrive, you’ll find a party is in full swing, filled with all kinds of fabulous and fierce folk, while fish fry and music blasts.
From her bayou, Erzulie scries upon the mortal realm and sees four human girls open a mysterious and magical journal filled with whispers and rumors that, if they spread, could cause a pandemic unlike any the Earth has seen, with the power to release Sopona, the loa lord of infectious disease and cousin to Erzulie, who is currently banned from the human plane.
But even the fearsome Erzulie cannot be of assistance when her dream river turns tumultuous, tossing her house from her realm and into another…
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
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Il y a un mois, la lecture de Sandman Universe avec sa collection de prologues avait éveillé en moins des sentiments mitigés : ce qui annonçait The Dreaming par Spurrier et Evely semblait plutôt prometteur, mais les parties concernant les autres titres, beaucoup moins.

The House of Whispers #1 transforme pourtant l’essai, contre toute attente, avec un certain brio (là où The Dreaming #1 m’a, finalement, laissé plutôt circonspect).

Pas encombrée, comme la série de Spurrier, par un casting pré-existant pas facile à s’approprier (ici seuls Caïn et Abel font une brève apparition), et explorant par ailleurs un panthéon auquel Gaiman ne s’était pas intéressé, celui du vaudou, c’est avec les coudées ainsi franches qu’Hopkinson et Stanton réussissent, paradoxalement, dans ce premier numéro, à retrouver quelque chose de l’esprit du Sandman original, dans la coexistence et les relations entre notre humanité et des “entités supérieures” suivant selon d’autres normes, d’autres rites, d’autres lois.

Alors que dans le “prologue” les représentants des deux mondes m’avaient laissé également froid, et leur juxtaposition dubitatif tant elle paraissait forcée, ici la réussite s’opère à tous les niveaux. La bacchanale d’Erzulie véhicule fascination et étrangeté (irrk la “recette” de la crevette…!), avec un sens du bizarre où merveilleux mystérieux et humour décalé entrent par moments en savoureuses collisions, tandis que, de leur côté, les trois sœurs et la petite amie sont présentées sous un jour nettement plus sympathique que précédemment, dans une scène de famille intime qui fonctionne très bien. Les interactions grandissantes entre les deux plans sont très bien gérées, avec une montée progressive de l’inquiétude jusqu’au final explosif.

Si The House of Whispers continue sur cette voie, elle pourrait bien se révéler la meilleure surprise de cette relance.

House of Whispers #2

Erzulie shouldn’t be in the Dreaming; in fact, she isn’t really sure how she suddenly got stranded there. Worse, she soon learns that she is no longer connected to her worshippers, which, for a deity, means only one thing: death. Against the advice of Cain and Abel, Erzulie steers her houseboat back into the rip between the worlds in an effort to return to her realm. But how will she find her way back, and what danger lies ahead in the otherworldly waters she finds herself sailing?

Meanwhile, Latoya’s sisters and her girlfriend watch her comatose body in the hospital, praying she’ll wake up, not realizing they’d best be careful what they wish for…

Written by: Nalo Hopkinson
Art by: Domonike Stanton
Colors by: John Rauch
Cover by: Sean Andrew Murray
Release Date: October 10, 2018

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House of Whispers #3

What doctors are calling “Cotard’s Delusion”—the disease Latoya contracted from the mysterious book—is beginning to spread across the Waking World, trapping the souls of its victims in the Dreaming, so that their corporeal bodies are mere husks, waiting for death to take them. Likewise, Erzulie is still trapped within the Dreaming, and her personality begins to shift, expressing fewer of her love-and -desire qualities, and developing more of her warrior persona, known as Erzulie Dantor. She may not be looking for a fight, but what function does a warrior have outside of battle?

Written by: Nalo Hopkinson
Art by: Domonike Stanton, John Rauch
Cover by: Sean Andrew Murray

U.S. Price:
3.99
On Sale Date:
Nov 14 2018

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The mysterious infection doctors are calling “Cotard’s Delusion” spreads, trapping countless souls in the Dreaming and leaving their physical bodies yearning for death. To handle her own case of the disease, Latoya decides to go on risky adventures, believing she’ll feel alive the closer she gets to death, while her girlfriend Maggie tries to find a true cure. Meanwhile, in the Dreaming, Erzulie Dantor calls her war council of Shakpana, Turtle and Uncle Monday to find a way to take her sister-self’s bayou and boat back to their realm. Shakpana, however, seems to be more interested in making his way back to the Waking World…

House of Whispers #4
Written by : Nalo Hopkinson
Art by : Domonike Stanton
Cover by : Sean Andrew Murray
Release Date: December 12, 2018

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HOUSE OF WHISPERS #5

Written by: Nalo Hopkinson.

Art by: Dominike Stanton, Aneke.

Cover by: Sean Andrew Murray.

Description: As the life sparks of non-dreamers continue to populate the Dreaming at an alarming rate due to the spreading of Cotard’s delusions in the Waking World, Turtle and Shakpana race to see who can track down Maggie and retrieve the mysterious Book of Whispers first. Turtle, on behalf of Erzulie Dantor, hopes to stop and reverse the epidemic, while Shakpana seeks to control it.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: January 16.

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HOUSE OF WHISPERS #6

(W) Nalo Hopkinson (A) Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Aneke (CA) Sean Andrew Murray

Things continue to get worse for Erzulie and her followers in the House of Dahomey. Even her warrior sister-self cannot keep off the pains and troublesthat follow each of them like the plague. She fears it may be time to unleash another of her feared personae: Erzulie the Red-Eye, dark lady of sorrows.
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In Shops: Feb 13, 2019

SRP: $3.99

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A new krewe called the Predeceased has formed, with the hope that with the help of their patron loa they will be able to call their souls back from the Dreaming. But as the epidemic spreads globally, Shakpana’s strength only grows stronger.

House of Whispers #7
Written by : Nalo Hopkinson
Art by : Domonike Stanton
Cover by : Sean Andrew Murray
Release Date : March 13, 2019

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House of Whispers #9

(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike “Domo” Stanton, John Rauch (CA) Sean Andrew Murray
To try and understand what is going on in her own story, Erzulie seeks to enlist assistance from the fearsome god of stories: Kwaku Anansi. However, the spider-god has many threads in his web, and who knows what price he may extract in unraveling the secrets of one…
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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House of Whispers #11

(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike “Domo” Stanton (CA) Sean Andrew Murray
Things are beyond dire for the House of Dahomey, to the point where Erzulie must call upon the most grim and unforgiving of her sister-selves: Marinette of the Dry-Bones, rider of a pale horse and commander of werewolves!
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
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HOUSE OF WHISPERS #12

Written by: Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters.

Art by: Dominike Stanton.

Cover by: Sean Andrew Murray.

Description: As the battle rages on in Ananse’s lair, Erzulie makes a spectacular final effort to prevail – but when she multiplies her forces, her authority is divided. With time running out, hundreds of sister-selves must negotiate their powers and learn to work together to free Agwe and turn the tide for the House of Dahomey.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: August 14.

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com

House of Whispers #13

(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Matthew Down Smith, Zac Atkinson (CA) Yanick Paquette
What is it like to have the House of Whispers as the house next door? One young woman may be about to find out, as a very unexpected domestic mishap leaves her in dire need of aid from Erzulie and Ogun… whether she knows it or not.
In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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HOUSE OF WHISPERS #15

Written by: Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters.

Art by: Dominike Stanton.

Cover by: David Mack.

Description: The second year of the most innovative series in The Sandman Universe begins with a terrifying upgrade for one of the world’s worst nightmares! The goddess Erzulie is grieving the loss of one of her husbands, while her remaining spouses are asking themselves if they can remain by her side. But in the darkness, a rival has arrived to vie for Erzulie’s place. The Corinthian has his eyes on a forgotten piece of real estate in the Dreaming, and he’s not above moving into a fixer-upper, if taking control of it can give him power like Erzulie’s. To fend off this threat, Erzulie will need allies-including the mysterious Papa Midnite and the dangerous Shakpana, the contagious god whose last outbreak nearly destroyed the world! And with friends like those…

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Nov. 13.

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(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike « Domo » Stanton, Zac Atkinson (CA) Marcio Takara
After her encounter with Erzulie, the young girl known as Poquita finally has the strength to stand up to the adoptive family that’s forced her into labor. But is that strength really coming from a benevolent goddess? Or is it the tiny fragment of the Corinthian that’s taken up residence in her life whispering in her ears?
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike « Domo » Stanton, Matthew Dow Smith, Zac Atkinson
Young Poquita has fled the abusive foster family that’s held her hostage…but in an abandoned refugee prison on the southern border, she’ll find that her traveling companion is not the kindly, grateful kitten she started the journey with. It’s an aspect of the Corinthian made flesh…and Erzulie may not hear her cries in time to intervene!
In Shops: Jan 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

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