MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER #0-12 (Fred Van Lente / Smith)

A travers la campagne “What is the Key ?” l’éditeur Dynamite Entertainment annonce l’arrivée des personnages “Gold Key” Turok, Doctor Spektor, Solar, et Magnus dans son catalogue. De 2009 à 2011, les propriétés Gold Key étaient publiées par Dark Horse sous l’égide du responsable Jim Shooter qui préféra la sureté d’un éditeur bien établi plutôt que de relancer Valiant comme il s’y était engagé.

Les hostilités débuteront dès févriers avec la nouvelle série “Turok: Dinosaur Hunter” par Greg Pak (Action Comics) et Mirko Colak, suivie en mars par “Magnus: Robot Fighter” de Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) et Cory Smith qui voit Magnus, le combattant élevé par un robot pour devenir le libérateur de la race humaine, rattrapé par la technologie de pointe alors que les différences entre les Robots et les Hommes s’amenuisent.
Puis “The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor” par Mark Waid (Daredevil) en avril, et enfin “Solar: Man of the Atom” de Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts) en mai. Les dessinateurs des deux dernières séries n’ont pas été annoncés.

La publication en “canon” des nouvelles séries “Gold Key”, réalisées par des auteurs “éclectiques” de la bande dessinée américaine, ressemble fortement à la politique établie avec succès en 2012 par Valiant, ex-détenteur des droits de Gold Key dans les années 90.

Ci-dessous, la couverture de Magnus: Robot Fighter #1 par Gabriel Hardman et une recherche des personnages par Cory Smith:

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[size=150]INTERVIEW DE GREG PAK, FRED VAN LENTE, ET NATE COSBY[/size]

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Le site de l’éditeur: dynamite.com

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE FRED VAN LENTE[/size]

Les croquis sont pas mal du tout.

Jim

Lors d’une interview consacrée au site CBR, le scénariste Fred Van Lente a dévoilé la couverture de “Magnus Robot Fighter #1” par Gabriel Hardman, et trois pages réalisées par le dessinateur Cory Smith:

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE FRED VAN LENTE[/size]

Qu’est-ce qui leur arrive, chez Dynamite ?
Ils ont embauché un directeur artistique ?

Jim

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[quote]Magnus: Robot Fighter #1
Story by Fred Van Lente
Art by Cory Smith
Cover by Gabriel Hardman, Scott Wegener, Tom Fowler, Ken Haeser
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, March 12th, 2014
THE GOLD KEY UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING! Superstar Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, Amazing Spider-Man, Conan the Barbarian) and the astounding Cory Smith (Fathom) present a stunning re-imagining of Magnus: Robot Fighter you never saw coming! In the blink of an eye, young martial artist Magnus has everything taken from him…his father, his wife, his entire life. He’s suddenly thrust into a futuristic world he doesn’t understand, populated by humans and robots living together in oppression! Can Magnus fight to get his life back…and once he learns the truth about himself, will he want to?[/quote]

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Tiens tiens, ça a l’air sympa.

Jim

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[quote]Magnus: Robot Fighter #2
Story by Fred Van Lente
Art by Cory Smith
Cover by Gabriel Hardman
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, April 9th, 2014
Russell Magnus thought he was a normal man living a normal life…until massive robots tore him from his home and thrust him into a world where men are controlled by machines! How does he get back to his family? Who is the mysterious and deadly Leeja Clane? And why is Magnus so damn good at fighting robots? FRED VAN LENTE (GI Joe) and CORY SMITH (Fathom) bring mechanized mayhem to the Gold Key Universe![/quote]

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[quote=“Fred Van Lente”]World-building is a particular mania of mind. Really, the world of North Am and Magnus himself are inseparable. When I tried to imagine a robot-dominated world that also included humans, this is what I came up with.

Robot-dominated North Am is a theocracy that believes that humans are their creators and need to be carefully preserved. But their idea of preservation is a bit different than ours.

When I’m trying to explain to people the way robots think about humans in Magnus I say, it’s like you know for a fact there is a God, but you can keep Him as a pet.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE GREG PAK, FRANK BARBIERE, FRED VAN LENTE ET MARK WAID[/size]

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[quote]MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #3
Written by: Fred Van Lente.
Art by: Cory Smith.
Covers by: Gabriel Hardman, Bob Layton.
Description: How do you kill a robot fighter? Send a human. Leeja Clane: Human Hunter! Her guns are huge! Her car is fast! Her theme music is awesome! How’s Magnus possibly going to survive against an opponent with no robot parts?
Pages: 32.
Price: $3.99.
In stores: May 21. [/quote]

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[quote=“Fred Van Lente”]Really, I don’t know I would have if Nate Cosby wasn’t editing the book, who is the biggest hip-hop fan on the planet. H8 was the villain in the original series, and he couldn’t stop monologuing about it was pronounced “Hate,” so the idea of this archaic ‘bot “H8R” speaking in this mangled rap patois would be highly amusing, not just to Nate, but to me and the readers.

That said, though, this isn’t just some one-off joke. His existence, and where his arc goes is, well, really it’s the central theme of the series. A robot is a representation of the human, and this book is about representation and appropriation. When it’s not about karate chopping robots until they explode, of course.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE FRED VAN LENTE PAR FRANK BARBIERE[/size]

[quote]Magnus: Robot Fighter #4
Story by Fred Van Lente
Art by Cory Smith
Cover by Gabriel Hardman
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, June 18th, 2014
THE SWARM. A robotic collective that devours metal and recombines into modular monstrosities. They cannot be destroyed. They cannot be stopped. But screw it, Magnus is gonna try and punch ‘em anyway. It’s the action-packed end of Arc 1 by FRED VAN LENTE (Conan) and CORY SMITH (Fathom)![/quote]

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[quote]MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER #0
STORY BY Fred Van Lente
ART BY Roberto Castro
COVER BY Gabriel Hardman
PUBLISHER Dynamite Entertainment
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE Wed, July 9th, 2014
An ALL-NEW GOLD KEY adventure spinning directly from the events of MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER #4! Magnus is A robot fighter…but not THE robot fighter. How has the merciless LEEJA: HUMAN HUNTER kept the robot fighters from causing chaos on earth? And how does it tie into THE SINGULARITY? It’s overstuffed action and intrigue from FRED VAN LENTE (Conan) and ROBERTO CASTRO (Lords of Mars)![/quote]

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[quote]Magnus: Robot Fighter #5
Story by Fred Van Lente
Art by Cory Smith
Cover by Gabriel Hardman
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, July 9th, 2014
ALL-NEW STORY: THE UNCANNY VALLEY! Descending into the SubStructure, MAGNUS encounter the Gophs, a bizarre collection of feral humans living outside of robot society. Can Magnus hold his own against these freedom fighters? (Hint: Magnus isn’t the best at fighting non-robot stuff) Jump on board the coolest new series of 2014, courtesy of FRED VAN LENTE (Archer & Armstrong) & Cory Smith (Fathom)![/quote]

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[quote]Magnus: Robot Fighter #6
Story by Fred Van Lente
Art by Cory Smith
Cover by Gabriel Hardman
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, September 10th, 2014
Welcome to THE UNCANNY VALLEY, an incredibly illegal Sex & Death club, where humans fight one another in a pit and whoever loses has their dead body parts taken by Tranmechs to add to their own robo-bodies. It’s gross so Magnus has to try really really really really REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY hard not to lose. Mechanized mayhem from FRED VAN LENTE (Conan The Avenger) and CORY SMITH (Fathom)![/quote]

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[quote]MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER #7
STORY BY
Fred Van Lente
ART BY
Cory Smith
COVER BY
Gabriel Hardman
PUBLISHER
Dynamite Entertainment
COVER PRICE:
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
Wed, October 15th, 2014
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In this issue: Transmech Catchers. Soft Robots. Computers that are guns. Ultraviolent versions of video games that aren’t actually video games because everybody that plays will probably die. Welcome to THE BUTCHER BLOC, from acclaimed creators FRED VAN LENTE (Marvel Zombies, Conan The Avenger) and CORY SMITH (Fathom, TMNT)![/quote]

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[quote]Magnus: Robot Fighter #8
Story by Fred Van Lente
Art by Cory Smith, Felipe Cunha
Cover by Gabriel Hardman
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, November 19th, 2014
Magnus discovers an Arctic research station that pre-dates the Age of the Singularity! What horrendous secrets will he discover, what will it mean for human and robotkind… and how do these discoveries continue to unlock The Gold Key Universe?[/quote]

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[quote]Magnus #9
Story by Fred Van Lente
Art by Roberto Castro, Joseph Cooper
Cover by Jonathan Lau
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, December 17th, 2014
A perfect jumping-on point as Magnus: Robot Fighter begins an all-new story arc! Having finally reunited with his robotic father, Magnus has new purpose in life. But that doesn’t really matter if “dad” starts him off on a suicide mission! It’s Magnus: Agent of 1A![/quote]

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[quote]Magnus: Robot Fighter #10
Story by Fred Van Lente
Art by Roberto Castro
Cover by Jonathan Lau
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, January 7th, 2015
LAIR OF THE BASILISK. Leeja has discovered a horrible truth that rocks her to her core. And it’s all Magnus’ fault. But that’ll have to wait, because 1A has a new mission for his “son” Magnus…free the Basilisk, a horrendous monstrosity capable of destroying the world…[/quote]

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[quote]Magnus: Robot Fighter #11
Story by Fred Van Lente
Art by Roberto Castro, Joseph Cooper
Cover by Jonathan Lau
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Feb 11th, 2015
THE BASILISK: It can’t be stopped. It can no longer be contained. It thinks it’s God. And it wants to murder everyone. With Magnus out of commission, who can step up and defeat the undefeatable? (Spoiler: No one)[/quote]

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