JUPITER'S CIRCLE #1-6 (Mark Millar / Wilfredo Torres)

Le bravache Mark Millar s’éloigne pour un temps de ses “Millarworlderies” (Jupiter’s Legacy, MPH, Kick Ass) pour revenir au comics “grand publique”. Sauf que ce n’est pas chez Marvel, mais probablement chez DC Comics que le scénariste anglais proposera une nouvelle mini-série en 10 numéros, apparemment illustrée par Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One).

Comme à son habitude, Millar vend son projet à grand renfort d’accroches. Pour le moment, on sait que le projet implique plusieurs héros reconnus et que l’auteur a déjà écrit pour deux d’entre-eux; que le titre a pour acronyme JG et que le J signifie Justice; et que l’histoire pourrait se dérouler dans l’univers de Superman: Red Son ou se rapprochant d’un des anciens travaux de l’auteur.

Mark Millar fera la lumière sur ce projet dans l’éditoriale de Starlight #6 à paraître la semaine prochaine.

Le site de l’éditeur: dccomics.com
Le site du scénariste: millarworld.tv

Le filou. Il ne s’agira pas d’un projet DC Comics contrairement à ce que Mark Millar avait explicitement induit, mais d’un prologue à la série Jupiter’s Legacy racontant les premières années héroïques de Utopian, Lady Liberty et leurs amis dans les années 50.

Mais ce sera bien dessiné par Wilfredo Torres, on avait au moins bon là-dessus.


[quote]Mark Millar: Obviously, I was having a little fun here, picking a page that had a distinctly “Red Son” vibe and having two characters that looked a little familiar too in their retro '50s secret identities. However, these are The Utopian and Lady Liberty from “Jupiter’s Legacy,” the story set when they were young. The other superhero in the frame is the father of Hutch, Chloe’s love interest in “Jupiter’s Legacy.” As we find out in the sister book, Hutch’s father was a hero who went on to be the world’s greatest supervillain, but this is back in the time when they were all still friends.

Are these huge characters given we’re only on issue four of the series, waiting for Señor Quitely to finish the double-sized finale? Well, issue one was the number three book in the industry when we launched last year :slight_smile:

3: It relates to a very major series (or is that special project?) I have written in my past.

Millar: Quite naughty, I know, but that book is of course “Jupiter’s Legacy.” :slight_smile:

4: The last time I worked with this artist is the gift that keeps on giving.

Millar: That artist is Frank Quitely and he’s going to be providing covers and all character designs for the prequel as well as drawing the companion book. The plan is to have the final issue of “Jupiter’s Legacy” out before Christmas, launch this book in April and then when book one concludes, launch Volume 2 of “Jupiter’s Legacy” itself. Wilfredo [Torres] was hand-picked by Frank and I from a list of brilliant suggestions by our friend Jenny Lee. We’ve been massive fans of his work for a while and so pleased to have him, especially as he’s so fast too. So we’ll probably have book two of this prequel series running around the same time as Volume 2 of “Jupiter’s Legacy.” The reason we’re waiting until April to launch the prequel, even though the first issue is almost completely finished, is because all Millarworld series going forward will be completely drawn before the first issue comes out. It’s an expensive thing to do, as our rates for each artist are higher than they get at Marvel or DC, but it’s important to me that they hit a monthly schedule for every series.[/quote]

Lest trois premières pages de Jupiter’s Circle:




Source: www.bleedingcool.com

[quote]I prefer to write around universal themes instead of continuity. I’m not really interested in the return of this villain or how that story crosses over with this one. I love the early Stan Lee stuff where it’s all about brothers falling out or issues with your parents or best friends becoming mortal enemies. This is the stuff ordinary readers can understand. We can all relate to this in a way we can’t relate to stories built for the purpose of stream-lining difficult continuity issues. [laughs]

I’ve tried to make the Millarworld books as easy to grasp as possible and family is especially emotive, whether you’re in a good or bad one. All the best stories go back to family because the passions are a little more heightened with the relationships we tend to have our entire lives. Also, we don’t choose our family, which is really interesting. We choose our jobs and our homes and everybody else in our lives, but we simply have the family we’re born with and that’s really interesting to me.[/quote]


[quote]Jupiter’s Circle #1
Story by Mark Millar
Art by Wilfredo Torres
Cover by Frank Quitely, Bill Sienkiewicz, Goran Parlov
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Apr 8th, 2015
The most celebrated superheroes in mid-century America seem to have it all— fame, riches, adoration—but tensions simmer beneath the glossy surface, threatening to crack open the secrets behind their public AND private exploits. Before the family dynasty in JUPITER’S LEGACY began, there was JUPITER’S CIRCLE—a story about a team whose personal dramas collide with super-powered spectacle![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Watchmen ?

Ci-dessous, les designs signés Frank Quitely:

[quote]One thing that is very important for these characters that we establish in the first issue is that they’ll never interfere with us. It’s a very classical DC superhero trope. People used to write in and say, “Why doesn’t Superman stop World War II?” or, “Why doesn’t Superman solve world hunger?” DC’s response was that superheroes took a solemn vow never to interfere with social growth. On the one hand, that’s a cop out – but there’s something weirdly fascinating about that, too.

What “Jupiter’s Circle” is about is that old-fashioned idea that they’re not there to make the world perfect. They’re there to stop bank robbers and then be on their way. They stop supervillains and alien invasions – the old-fashioned kind of stuff we never see anymore. It’s all secret identities and all these things we’ve lost in comics. I like this idea of really straightforward guys with white collar careers – they’re all doctors or stock brokers – who are very old-fashioned with their ties and their secret identities. They were regular superheroes for the 1950s and '60s. Then, it’s their children in “Jupiter’s Legacy” who say that they’re going to solve all of society’s problems, and of course, it goes horribly wrong.

But what I thought with “Jupiter’s Circle” was telling that story that looked slightly old-fashioned, superficially, but once we go behind it and see the interpersonal relationships, it starts to feel deeper, or more like a European movie from that period. It’s like a ‘60s French film about what’s going on in these heroes’ private lives. Not in a crass way, but I love the idea of looking at what happens between alien invasions with everyone’s wives and children. It’s all about how they feel about each other. It ended up feeling very different than any superhero comic I’ve ever read, and I think that’s what will be fascinating for the readers.[/quote]


[quote]Jupiter’s Circle #2
Story by Mark Millar
Art by Wilfredo Torres
Cover by Frank Quitely
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date May 6th, 2015
It’s 1958 America, and Dr. Richard Conrad is a superhero and celebrated surgeon…with another identity that he struggles to keep hidden from his trusted teammates. When the director of the FBI threatens to reveal his secret, Richard is forced to make an impossible decision, all while his team battles to keep the world safe.[/quote]


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[quote]Jupiter’s Circle #3
Story by Mark Millar
Art by Wilfredo Torres
Cover by Frank Quitely
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Jun 3rd, 2015
Fitz Fenton is part of America’s greatest super-team. When he meets a sweet small-town girl on one of his missions, sparks fly—but at what cost? With his family back home and his teammates to contend with, Fitz must choose between a promising new life and the respect of those he holds dear.[/quote]







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[quote]Jupiter’s Circle #4
Story by Mark Millar
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Frank Quitely
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Jul 1st, 2015
Fitz’s affair with his 19-year-old protégée creates tensions within the team.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com


[quote]Jupiter’s Circle #5
Story by Mark Millar
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Frank Quitely
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Aug 5th, 2015
Skyfox’s drinking wreaks havoc on his relationships.[/quote]







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Ah tiens ! C’est Davide Gianfelice au dessin. Je croyais que le père Millar avait tout prévu pour que tout soit fait en temps et en heure ?

Wilfredo Torres a lâché la série parce que sa femme est morte d’un cancer en Avril. Plusieurs artistes ont d’ailleurs vendu des planches et des dessins originaux lors de cette triste occasion :

[quote]Comics artist Wilfredo Torres‘ wife recently passed away from cancer. You may know Torres from some of the great work he’s done over the last year on The Shadow, Batman ’66, Jupiter’s Circle, and on covers for the King Features line at Dynamite. To support Torres and his family in their time of grief, several comics creators have decided to raise funds by auctioning off pieces of art. They’ll all be posting links on how to buy their work using the hashtag #TorresBenefit on social media. All are welcome to participate, either by bidding on art or by auctioning their art.
Some of the artists who have decided to contribute to the auction so far include Chris Samnee, Mitch Gerads, Phil Hester, Erik Burnham, Doc Shaner, and Gabriel Hardman. It’s likely there will be a lot more art to come.
Artist Brett Schnoover originally posted about the fundraiser on his blog:

[quote]Recently fellow comic artist, and a good friend of mine, Wilfredo Torres lost his lovely wife Monica after a long battle with cancer. A group of us got together in Emerald City this past weekend and decided we wanted to do something to help a great guy and his family during a difficult time. We invite anyone who is willing to post artwork onto EBAY for a seven day art auction and give all proceeds to the Torres family. Use the hashtag #TorresBenefit on social media when posting your work.
You can send all funds to
Here’s a link to my art auction. It’s a piece I did of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. I hope you check it and all the other artists who plan on contributing work to help out.[/quote]

I think it’s safe to say that even if you’re not able to contribute as an artist or able to purchase any art, you can still send a donation to the email listed above. As always, it’s great to see the comics community come together after a loss like this.

Read More: Artists Auction Their Work To Help Wilfredo Torres | comicsalliance.com/wilfredo-torr … ck=tsmclip[/quote]


[quote]Jupiter’s Circle #6
Story by Mark Millar
Art by Wilfredo Torres
Cover by Frank Quitely
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Sep 2nd, 2015
A love triangle disrupts the team. Final issue of volume 1![/quote]







Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Le dessinateur Chris Sprouse (Tom Strong, Thors…) succède à Wilfredo Torres pour le second volume de Jupiter’s Circle.
Mark Millar annonce le premier numéro pour le mois de novembre.

[quote=“Le Doc”]Le dessinateur Chris Sprouse (Tom Strong, Thors…) succède à Wilfredo Torres pour le second volume de Jupiter’s Circle.

Intéressant, merci.
Voilà une bonne nouvelle, je vais regarder de quoi parle cette histoire.