IMPERIAL #1-4 (Steven T. Seagle / Mark Dos Santos)

Très occupé par son poste de producteur au sein du collectif Man of Action (co-créé avec Joe Casey, Joe Kelly et Duncan Rouleau), le scénariste Steven T. Seagle (It’s a Bird…, Big Hero Six) revient au comics chez Image avec une série comique illustrée par Mark Dos Santos. Décrit comme une “Bromance” par l’auteur, Imperial raconte comment l’unique super-héros de la Terre en vient à choisir un humain lambda pour être son successeur. Seul problème, ce dernier est en pleine préparation de son mariage.

Le premier numéro de *Imperial *sortira en aout.

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[quote]It is definitely more fun than a lot of the crazy, dark, “mature” superhero books. But I think this is more mature in a lot of ways. It’s about this guy Mark, who is on the cusp of getting married, and on the cusp of becoming the next great champion of the planet Earth – and those two things are just on a collision course. It’s hard to learn how to fly when you’ve got to pick a band for your reception. Which of those takes precedence? Should you in fact try every plate at your dinner sampling with your soon-to-be wife, or should you learn how to shoot laser beams out of your eyes? If those two things conflict, and you just don’t have that much time, what do you do? It’s born out of that.

The strange thing is, I do think it’s a superhero book. I think it is one of those passing-the-torch kind of comics that I read a lot of when I was a teenager and loved – but, it’s also one of those real-world comics, slice-of-life books, at the same time. It’s a bromance, it’s a buddy book, but it’s got commitment issues. [/quote]

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[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE STEVEN T. SEAGLE[/size]

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[quote]IMPERIAL #1
Written by: Steven T. Seagle .
Art by: Marc Dos Santos.
Cover by: Marc Dos Santos.
Description: Mark is two weeks out from making the biggest decision of his life. But which big decision will it be? Taking the ring of the woman of his dreams and becoming a married man? Or taking the crown of the world’s only superhero and becoming the next Imperial?
Pages: 32.
Price: $2.99.
In stores: August 6. [/quote]

Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

[quote]Imperial #2
Story by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Mark Dos Santos
Colors by Brad Simpson
Letters by Thomas Mauer
Cover by Mark Dos Santos
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, September 10th, 2014
“ah, you know what? Who gives a damn? Mark’s wedding to Katie is looming and he still hasn’t learned how to fly or gotten a superhero costume yet. But it’s Imperial who gets a lesson when Mark teaches him how to make s’mores: Jab it – Heat it – Stack it – Squish it. Now that’s worth saving the world for.” (official solicitation copy)[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Imperial #3
Story by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Mark Dos Santos
Cover by Mark Dos Santos
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, October 8th, 2014
MATURE READERS
Better than sex? That’s the party line that super heroic Imperial is towing for his protege hero-in-training, Mark. But even if it is better, does that mean Mark is willing to give it up—along with a lot of other human trappings? And what is the unholy menace that men call “Pancho Sarape?” Well, actually, he’s just a bad wedding DJ, but some things aren’t worth fighting over, right?[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]IMPERIAL #4
Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Marc Dos
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: November 5, 2014

THIS IS THE DAY THAT WILL CHANGE A LIFE FOREVER!
Seriously, it will. But how…? Will Mark take the ring of Katie-the woman who has chosen him to be her life-long soul mate? Or will Mark take the crown of Imperial-the hero who has selected him as mankind’s next great protector? Or is there some third option Mark could never see coming? (Probably that last one. That would be fun!)[/quote]

Source: www.comicosity.com