MARA #1-6 (Brian Wood / Ming Doyle)

Lors de la convention Image Expo, le Responsable Éditorial Eric Stephenson a dévoilé la mise en chantier de 7 nouveaux titres, en plus de la suite de Phonograme (Gillen, McKelvie) et de Black Kiss (Howard Chaykin), par des équipes créatives ou des artistes reconnus par le média. Il n’a cependant pas voulu révéler quoique ce soit sur les intrigues pour le moment.

Que devient la vie d’une Star adulée par des millions de fans quand elle se découvre des super-pouvoirs ? C’est la question que se pose le prolifique Brian Wood dans sa nouvelle série Mara dans la droite lignée de ses travaux concernant des jeunes femmes tels que Supermarket, DV8, Demo et The New York Four.

C’est aussi l’occasion pour la talentueuse Ming Doyle de faire ses premiers pas en tant que dessinatrice d’une série régulière. Avant ça, elle a réalisé quelques pages pour Marvel (Fantastic Four #600) et plusieurs illustrations pour l’anthologie Comic Book Tatoo basée sur les musiques de Tori Amos.

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[quote]The world of MARA is a war-and-fitness obsessed future, where the angst and insecurity of average citizens is compensated with an extreme focus on sports and battle. Mara Prince is a superbly gifted athlete, playing in a women’s volleyball league, and is as famous as you can imagine, with endless endorsements, comped everything, and millions of screaming teenage fans. Until one day, during a highly visible match, she starts to manifest superpowers. For a culture that prizes physical achievement, conformity, and fair-minded sportsmanship, this puts Mara’s entire world at risk.

I decided to create this during the post-DC52 reaction regarding women in comics, female characters in superhero stories and their depiction within, and all that discussion that followed. In addition to just feeling like I had a powerful, relevant story to tell, I wanted to prove, if only to myself, that a story like this can be told without reducing it to or otherwise relying on these sorts of base depictions of women. [/quote]

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Le site de l’éditeur : imagecomics.com
Le site du scénariste : brianwood.com

Ah voilà, je me disais bien que ce nom me disait vaguement quelque chose.
Voilà un projet qui m’intéresse beaucoup.
J’ai découvert avec un gros décalage ce qui s’était passé à san diego avec la batgirl du panel dc mais j’avais été bien dégouté (une fois de plus) par les réactions des responsables DC.

Et de toute façon, j’aime bien ce que fait Brian Wood en général.

Pareil j’aime énormément ce scénariste et la dessinatrice a l’air prometteuse !

Je note qu’Image est en train de reprendre violemment du poil de la bête ! Toutes les équipes créatives de toutes ces nouvelles séries sont impressionnantes !

[quote]MARA #1
STORY BY Brian Wood
ART BY Ming Doyle
COLORS BY Jordie Bellaire
COVER BY Ming Doyle
PUBLISHER Image Comics
COVER PRICE: $2.99
RELEASE DATE Wed, December 26th, 2012
Acclaimed creator BRIAN WOOD (The Massive, DMZ, Demo, Northlanders) and brilliant newcomer MING DOYLE (The Loneliest Astronaut, Fantastic Four, Girl Comics) bring you MARA, the story of an especially gifted woman in a sports-and war-obsessed future. Young Mara Prince is at the top of the world, a global celebrity in a culture that prizes physical achievement above all else. After she manifests supernatural abilities on live TV, she becomes famous all over again but for the worst reasons. Integrating themes of superpowers, celebrity worship, corporate power, feminism, and political brinksmanship, MARA takes a classic genre to new places.
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source : www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]MARA #2
STORY BY Brian Wood
ART BY Ming Doyle
COLORS BY Jordie Bellaire
COVER BY Ming Doyle
PUBLISHER Image Comics
COVER PRICE: $2.99
RELEASE DATE Wed, January 30th, 2013
As superstar athlete Mara Prince’s superpower manifestation is caught on live TV, her life rapidly starts to spiral out of control. The media descends like vultures. Her handlers go into spin mode. The footage is seen around the world, and this young woman, who only hours ago was the darling of pop culture, is now being slammed and ridiculed for being a fraud and a liar. But the more she tries to fight back, the only thing she’s doing is escalating the problem. A sci-fi take on real world superheroes by the powerhouse team of BRIAN WOOD, MING DOYLE and JORDIE BELLAIRE!
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source : www.comicbookresources.com

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[quote]Mara #4
Story by Brian Wood
Art by Ming Doyle
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover by Ming Doyle
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, April 17th, 2013
The military is keen to co-opt Mara, now that her abilities are maturing, and they aren’t above using her soldier brother to convince her. They offer to “accept” her again, and she rightly rejects it for the crap that it is. Cut off not only from friends and family, but now from her country, where can she go now? Brian, Ming, and Jordie raise the stakes.[/quote]

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Source: comicbookresources.com

Je viens de lire le 5. Putain de conclusion. Très efficace. Du très bon Wood.

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[quote]Mara #6
Story by Brian Wood
Art by Ming Doyle
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Cover by Ming Doyle
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, October 2nd, 2013
CONCLUSION!
A few short months ago, Mara Prince had the world in the palm of her hand. Now the world has so completely rejected her she has no place left to go. Or does she? The dramatic conclusion to MARA is here.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com