LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #1-6 (Collectif)

Cet été, DC a annoncé la mise en chantier de plusieurs mini-séries consacrées à des personnages dits “secondaires” de son univers super-héroïque : Firestorm, Metal Men, Metamorpho, Sugar & Spike, Raven, Katana, Swamp Thing et Poison Ivy.
Si la mini-série Poison Ivy est toujours en bonne voie, il n’y avait plus de nouvelles sur les autres titres depuis le mois de juillet…jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

Suite à une réorganisation des plans éditoriaux de DC (influencée par l’échec de l’initiative DC You), quatre de ces mini-séries seront maintenant publiées dans une nouvelle revue anthologique qui tire son nom (mais pas sa composition) de la future série télévisée de la CW, Legends of Tomorrow.

Voici la description des 4 serials qui seront au sommaire de Legends of Tomorrow, un comic-book de 80 pages pour 7,99 dollars dont le premier numéro est prévu pour le 9 mars 2016 :

[quote]FIRESTORM, written by Gerry Conway with art by Eduardo Pansica and Rob Hunter:

Firestorm is back! To save Jason Rausch, Firestorm will need to retrieve Danton Black’s stolen research from Professor Stein’s lab. But if Jason can’t fuse with Ronnie by the Firestorm Protocol…who can?

METAL MEN, written by Len Wein with art by Yildiray Cinar and Trevor Scott:

Doctor Will Magnus’ Metal Men may be the next step in robotics technology, but when the mysterious cyber-terrorist known only as Nameless comes after them, they may have met their match!

METAMORPHO, written by Aaron Lopresti with art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Banning:

Metamorpho—a prisoner of millionaire industrialist Simon Stagg! Now, the only person who can save him is Stagg’s beautiful daughter, Sapphire!? But can they defeat Stagg’s prehistoric bodyguard, Java?

SUGAR & SPIKE, written by Keith Giffen with art by Bilquis Evely:

The last time we saw Sugar and Spike, they were still in diapers! Now, they’re grown up, and they’ve become private investigators who specialize in cleaning up embarrassing problems for the DCU’s greatest heroes. Sugar & Spike’s first assignment: retrieve a cache of Batman’s retired costumes that have been stolen by Killer Moth![/quote]

La couverture du #1 par Aaron Lopresti :

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C’est de la promo à moindre coût, et si ça permet de retrouver des personnages et de tester des histoires qui ne pourraient plus voir le jour ailleurs, ça me semble bien.

[quote=“Le Doc”]Si la mini-série Poison Ivy est toujours en bonne voie, il n’y avait plus de nouvelles sur les autres titres depuis le mois de juillet…jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

Suite à une réorganisation des plans éditoriaux de DC (influencée par l’échec de l’initiative DC You), quatre de ces mini-séries seront maintenant publiées dans une nouvelle revue anthologique qui tire son nom (mais pas sa composition) de la future série télévisée de la CW, Legends of Tomorrow.[/quote]

D’une manière générale, je suis inquiet.

Alors certes les deux millions sont un manque mais la vente de licences au monde TV doit tout de même bien profiter à DC. Donc ma crainte n’est pas financière.

Ma crainte, c’est que DC ne se positionne plus. Entre le rouleau compresseur Marvel-Disney et la dynamique d’Image, DC/Vertigo a le cul entre deux chaises. Là, c’est la confusion comme dirait Sarko. J’ai du Super-Héros et un reliquat de bouquins pour des “lecteurs matures”…

Que faire?

Relancer Vertigo? C’est ce que tente de faire Shelly Bond et on voit comment il est compliqué de relancer une marque dénaturée de son histoire. L’annulation d’Hellblazer a tué le label, comme la fin de Wildstorm, d’ABC… Bref, d’un sacré réservoir d’idées et d’auteurs.

Image a pris le dessus et affirme son propos par une très belle communication de “Creator Owned”. Quelle force de caractère! Et les auteurs apprécient à n’en pas douter.

Relancer le DCU? C’est déja fait mais ça n’a pas tenu. Qui plus est, Marvel est clairement au dessus en termes de bourrage et de présence. Marvel prend la place avec Star Wars certes mais tous les bons auteurs (Lemire) aussi en conservant ses idoles des années 2000 (Bendis en tête). Il suffit d’aller sur Newsarama pour se rendre compte de la puissance Marvel (films, comics, etc…). Ils prennent la place.

Alors que faire? Ben les deux mais en investissant massivement. A titre d’exemple, je suis effaré qu’à l’approche des numéros 50 du New 52, DC ne tease rien. Black out complet.

C’est tout de même une étape éditoriale qui compte et qui permet plein de choses. Une sorte de Milestone comme les ricains aiment dire.

C’est ce calme plat qui m’inquiète. Je ne vois pas de présence sur les réseaux sociaux, je ne sens rien.

Alors oui, le DC You est une cata commerciale mais c’est pas grave. On relance, on prend de la place dans le paysage. Je n’ai jamais vu autant de séries TV Dc par exemple, entre Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Gotham, Legends of T., etc…

Pourquoi ne pas tenter de reformer une écurie DC avec des contrats d’exclus proposant aux auteurs de bosser pour DC et Vertigo, de varier leurs écritures, de les impliquer dans le système créatif de la boite.

A l’heure de la reconnaissance des auteurs (Superman, Bill Finger, etc…), cette entreprise a besoin d’être libérée, de se libérer. Bref, elle doit se multiversitaliser.

Il faut surtout des décideurs qui comprennent ce qu’ils produisent.
Que veux-tu attendre d’un éditeur qui laisse entendre que la création serait de meilleure qualité en s’affranchissant de la continuité ?

Là je ne suis pas d’accord mais on en a déjà parlé. :wink:

Là, j’ai l’impression que DC est dans les cordes et que médiatiquement, cette société n’existe plus sur ce terrain. Alors OK, Star Wars monopolise énormément mais pas d’action, pas de réaction, pas de communication…

Où est passé DC?

Conçu à l’origine comme une mini-série à part entière, le récit Sugar & Spike paraitra au sein du collectif Legends of Tomorrow aux cotés de héros comme Metamorpho, Firestorm et les Metal Men.

Ce dépoussiérage des célèbres créations humoristiques de Sheldon Mayer (1950), opéré par l’hilarant Keith Giffen (Justice League 3001, Scooby Apocalypse) et la dessinatrice Bilquis Evely (Doc Savage, Shaft), révèle ce que sont devenus les deux petites teignes en grandissant.

Enfants dysfonctionnels devenus adultes co-dépendants, ils ont ouvert un cabinet de Détective Privé et se chargent de résoudre des enquêtes pour le compte des super-héros qui ne veulent pas que leurs petites manies fassent la une des journaux.

[quote=“Giffen”]Quand je me suis penché sur le projet …], j’ai pensé "et si [Sugar et Spike] enquêtaient sur les affaires que les super-héros ne veulent pas rendre public, comme cette fois où Wonder Woman allait se marier avec un extra-terrestre et …] qu’il ne s’est pas pointé à l’église. Elle ne voudrait pas que ça se sache.

Comme le fait que Batman possède des costumes aux couleurs de l’arc-en-ciel.

Ou que Superman a construit une île pour y entreposer un coffre-fort. Ce n’est pas une blague, il a bâtit une île pour y cacher …] de la kryptonite, mais pour une raison bizarre, il l’a bâti pour qu’elle lui ressemble vue du ciel, comme une sculpture de lui-même.

…] DC Comics me laisse les coudées franches, parce que si vous alliez les voir pour demander ‘est-ce que Batman portait vraiment des costumes de toutes les couleurs pour combattre le crime ?’ il y a de grandes chances pour qu’ils vous répondent par la négative, parce que Batman a évolué et qu’il entretient son propre mythe aujourd’hui.

Mais pour le bien de Sugar et Spike, nous allons dire que ouais, il possédait [les costumes arc-en-ciel] en quelque sorte, racontons une histoire amusante sur le sujet. C’est ce dont parle le strip Sugar & Spike, juste pour que nous puissions nous amuser un peu avec la continuité DC.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE KEITH GIFFEN[/size]

Voici les deux premières pages :

Y’a moyen de faire un truc bien fun !

[quote]Legends of Tomorrow #1

Story by
Gerry Conway, Len Wein, Aaron Lopresti, Keith Giffen
Art by
Eduardo Pansica, Rob Hunter, Yildiray Cinar, Trevor Scott , Aaron Lopresti , Matt Banning , Bilquis Evely
Colors by
Dean White, Ivan Plascencia
Letters by
Corey Breen, Steve Wands, Tom Napolitano
Cover by
Aaron Lopresti, Chris Sotomayor
Publisher
DC Comics

Cover Price:
$7.99
Release Date
Mar 16th, 2016

It’s four powerhouse tales in one colossal comic, as some of comics’ most legendary talents launch new tales of Firestorm, Metamorpho, Metal Men and Sugar and Spike—that’s right, Sugar and Spike!

FIRESTORM

Written by GERRY CONWAY

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and ROB HUNTER

Firestorm is back! To save Jason Rausch, Firestorm will need to retrieve Danton Black’s stolen research from Professor Stein’s lab. But if Jason can’t fuse with Ronnie by the Firestorm Protocol…who can?

METAL MEN

Written by LEN WEIN

Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and TREVOR SCOTT

Doctor Will Magnus’ Metal Men may be the next step in robotics technology, but when the mysterious cyber-terrorist known only as Nameless comes after them, they may have met their match!

METAMORPHO

Written by AARON LOPRESTI

Art by AARON LOPRESTI with MATT BANNING

Metamorpho—a prisoner of millionaire industrialist Simon Stagg! Now, the only person who can save him is Stagg’s beautiful daughter, Sapphire!? But can they defeat Stagg’s prehistoric bodyguard, Java?

SUGAR & SPIKE

Written by KEITH GIFFEN

Art by BILQUIS EVELY

The last time we saw Sugar and Spike, they were still in diapers! Now, they’re grown up, and they’ve become private investigators who specialize in cleaning up embarrassing problems for the DCU’s greatest heroes. Sugar & Spike’s first assignment: retrieve a cache of Batman’s retired costumes that have been stolen by Killer Moth![/quote]

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[quote]SUGAR & SPIKE

Written by KEITH GIFFEN

Art by BILQUIS EVELY

The last time we saw Sugar and Spike, they were still in diapers! Now, they’re grown up, and they’ve become private investigators who specialize in cleaning up embarrassing problems for the DCU’s greatest heroes. Sugar & Spike’s first assignment: retrieve a cache of Batman’s retired costumes that have been stolen by Killer Moth!
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Je me demande, si ça paraît un jour en France, si la traduction reprendra celle déjà utilisée à savoir **Bib **& Zette. :slight_smile:

Tant que ce n’est pas Boobs et Zézette…

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE GERRY CONWAY[/size]

[quote=“Len Wein”] I love the story of how [The Metal Men] were created. Basically, Showcase was the try-out book, for trying out new concepts. And it rotated among the editorial staff. And the month that Metal Men appeared, one of the other editors was supposed to have a project finished, but their artist got very sick or something terrible happened — there was some unforeseen circumstance, which often happens in real life.

And the editor came in on Friday in a panic saying, “I’m not going to have a book! There’s no way my artist can finish it; I can’t replace the guy in time! It can’t be done! I don’t know what the hell to do!”

And Bob said, “Don’t worry about it. I’ll take care of it.”

Monday morning, he came in with a script for the Metal Men. He had invented the entire thing over the weekend, written the entire issue. All the personalities, which were these six perfect metals with six perfect personalities that went with the metal. He thought about, if metal were human, what would they be like? It’s what he did.

I thought it was one of the most brilliant concepts ever. And he did it as a one-shot! I mean, it was Bob filling up space for the guy. Which is why he killed them all at the end.

But people liked them more than he expected them too! And the next thing you knew, you had the Metal Men.[/quote]

[size=200]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE LEN WEIN[/size]

[quote]I think that fresh perspective comes to play in everything you do. Yes, I have a lot of affection for the characters in the 1960s and early 1970s when I was just starting to read comics for the sheer joy of it. When I handle these characters, there definitely has to be a certain amount of respect for the way they’ve been portrayed.

In other words, I don’t go into Sugar and Spike and completely change their personalities. I try to figure out what it was about their original personalities that I liked so much, and how can I adapt that to the kind of stories I want to tell? If it doesn’t work, then you don’t do Sugar and Spike. You create new characters. But when it does work, it’s a joy because you almost feel like you’re continuing the adventures of characters you really cared for.[/quote]

[size=200]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE KEITH GIFFEN[/size]

[quote]My original pitch for the series was much smaller in scope and more personal. Dan wanted something bigger that potentially affect the entire DCU. Once we settled on the bigger concept, Dan brought Kanjar Ro into the fray as the third party antagonist that would help the story eventually cross over to bigger things in the DCU.

I can’t say exactly “why Kanjar Ro” as opposed to some other villain, except that as we move through this re-incarnation of the DCU we need to bring more characters into use and Kanjar Ro really fit well with what we were trying to accomplish short term with this story and long term with the DCU. Also, Kanjar Ro is very much a self-serving rogue which is exactly the foil we needed for this Metamoprho story.[/quote]

[size=200]INTERVIEW DE L’ARTISTE AARON LOPRESTI[/size]

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[quote]Legends of Tomorrow #2

Story by
Gerry Conway, Len Wein, Aaron Lopresti, Keith Giffen
Art by
Eduardo Pansica, Rob Hunter, Yildiray Cinar, Trevor Scott , Aaron Lopresti , Matt Banning , Bilquis Evely
Cover by
Liam Sharp
Publisher
DC Comics

Cover Price:
$7.99
Release Date
Apr 20th, 2016

FIRESTORM

Multiplex is back—but Jason is in a coma and in critical condition. If Professor Stein is right, finding Multiplex could save Jason—if Stein and Ronnie can fuse together to become Firestorm!

METAL MEN

The government wants them destroyed. The mysterious hacker called Nameless wants to experiment on them. But Doctor Will Magnus just wants to keep them safe. Someone is going to get what they want…the question is: who?

METAMORPHO

Metamorpho and Sapphire are free of Simon Stagg’s control—but can they reach the Pyramid of Ak-Ton and discover the secret of the Orb of Ra before Kanjar Ro hunts them down?

SUGAR & SPIKE

Grab your flip-flops and sunscreen—Sugar & Spike are going to Superman Island, a tropical resort shaped like the Man of Steel! Their mission? Stop a group of land developers from uncovering the embarrassing and dangerous Kryptonian secret buried beneath the beach!
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[quote]Legends of Tomorrow #3

Story by
Aaron Lopresti, Gerry Conway, Keith Giffen, Len Wein
Art by
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Banning, Eduardo Pansica, Rob Hunter , Bilquis Evely , Yildiray Cinar , Trevor Scott
Colors by
Andrew Dalhouse, Blond
Letters by
Corey Breen, Dave Sharpe,
Cover by
Kevin Nowland
Publisher
DC Comics

Cover Price:
$7.99
Release Date
May 11th, 2016

The legends continue with four acclaimed teams bringing you all-new thrills and adventure!

METAMORPHO

Metamorpho and Sapphire have been transported to another planet, one torn apart by war over the orb that gave Metamorpho his powers! Meanwhile, the alien criminal Kanjar Ro isn’t too far behind, planning to steal the orb by any means necessary.

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN

Ronnie and Stein are back together as Firestorm! But as they struggle to work together again, Major Force shows up with nothing but punches and fists to the face—don’t miss this all-out action fight issue!

SUGAR & SPIKE

When an ex from Wonder Woman’s past threatens to expose their relationship on daytime television, Sugar & Spike are on the case! Will our heroes uncover the secret and horrible agenda that guides this menace’s hand before it’s too late?

METAL MEN

The Metal Men face off against a threat who might make them lose their breath and their chance for escape! Meanwhile, General Scaletti begins her own plan to capture the Metal Men!
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J’ai lu les deux premiers “tomes” à la piscine. C’et quand même chouette, ce petit format.

Les Histoires ne sont pas exceptionnelles (j’avais réservé pour Lopresti que j’aime beaucoup) mais les personnages sont sympas. Entre Métamorpho et les Metal Men, il y en a pour tous les goûts.

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[quote]Legends of Tomorrow #4

Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
FIRESTORM
Written by GERRY CONWAY
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and ROB HUNTER
With Firestorm held captive by General Eiling and tortured to the brink of an unstable nuclear reaction, it’s up to Jason Rausch and Tonya Lu to sneak into NASCA Base and save Ronnie and Professor Stein…before they explode!
METAMORPHO
Written by AARON LOPRESTI
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and JONATHAN GLAPION
Metamorpho and Sapphire have forged an alliance with the people of Dagon Ra to find the Orb, but will they be able to fend off Kanjar Ro and his space pirates?
SUGAR & SPIKE
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by BILQUIS EVELY
When Green Lantern’s friend Itty the extraterrestrial is kidnapped, only Sugar & Spike can save the day! But who would kidnap a poor, defenseless outer-space worm?!
METAL MEN
Written by LEN WEIN
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and TREVOR SCOTT
With their backs against the wall, and the military breathing down their necks, the Metal Men turn to their one friend who might be able to help them track down Nameless: Cyborg!
On sale JUNE 8 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • RATED T[/quote]

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[quote]Legends of Tomorrow #5

METAMORPHO • Written by AARON LOPRESTI Art by AARON LOPRESTI and JONATHAN GLAPION
Metamorpho and the people of Dagon Ra have finally obtained the Orb of Ra just in time for Kanjar Ro and his space pirates to arrive to take it. Will Metamorpho be able to defend the people of Dagon Ra and the Orb from Kanjar Ro’s wrath, or will they succumb to it?

FIRESTORM • Written by GERRY CONWAY Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and ROB HUNTER
Multiple Multiplexes! As the Quantum Field generator begins collapsing our reality and strengthening Multiplex duplication, Multiplex is unsure which version of himself manifests the real Danton Black. We’ll need Professor Stein, Ronnie and Jason to team up as Firestorm for this one!

SUGAR & SPIKE • Written by KEITH GIFFEN Art by BILQUIS EVELY
Sugar & Spike’s lives weren’t always so full of sleazy super-heroic stake-outs. Discover the case that started it all and endeared our heroes to the superhero community—it’s the secret origin of Sugar & Spike!

METAL MEN • Written by LEN WEIN Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and TREVOR SCOTT
The government has unleashed its ultimate plan to get the Metal Men back—a twisted team of Metal Men bent on bringing our heroes in. Meanwhile, a looming threat waits in the shadows.
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[quote]Legends of Tomorrow #6

METAMORPHO

Written by AARON LOPRESTI

Art by AARON LOPRESTI and LIVESAY

The “Two Worlds, One Destiny” saga ends here! Metamorpho and an army from the planet Dae Won battle Kanjar Ro and his heinous space pirates for control of the Orb of Ra. If Metamorpho and his faction don’t succeed, Kanjar Ro will use the Orb and take the universe for his own!

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN

Written by GERRY CONWAY

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and ROB HUNTER

Firestorm and Multiplex must go head to head to seize the future of our world as the Quantum Field generator is still unpredictable and begins causing mutated machinery and insects to overrun our reality!

SUGAR & SPIKE

Written by KEITH GIFFEN

Art by BILQUIS EVELY

Sugar & Spike have a unique clientele made up of today’s A-list superheroes with embarrassing secrets in need of covering up. But our dysfunctional duo’s world is about to get even stranger when a team of time-traveling heroes from the 31st century tasks them with an urgent case that promises to alter history itself. Behold the culmination of Keith Giffen’s entire professional career (thus far)…Sugar & Spike and the Legion of Super-Heroes!

METAL MEN

Written by LEN WEIN

Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and TREVOR SCOTT

Chemo strikes! The walking nuclear waste dump attacks New York City, and it’s up to the Metal Men to put a stop to it—but who’s been lurking in the shadows since the ‑beginning?

Written by: Len Wein, Keith Giffen, Gerry Conway, Aaron Lopresti
Art by: Trevor Scott, Yildiray Cinar, Bilquis Evely, Rob Hunter, Eduardo Pansica, Livesay, Aaron Lopresti
Cover by: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

U.S. Price: 7.99
On Sale Date: Aug 17 2016[/quote]

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