MARTIAN MANHUNTER (Steve Orlando / Riley Rossmo)


(Le Doc) #1

Après Batman : Night of the Monster Men et Batman/The Shadow, le scénariste Steve Orlando et le dessinateur Riley Rossmo collaborent à nouveau sur Martian Manhunter, une maxi-série en 12 épisodes qui débutera en décembre.

Cette nouvelle série consacrée au Limier Martien est présentée comme un nouveau regard sur les origines du personnage, ainsi qu’une histoire policière qui voit John Jones enquêter sur un meurtre qui pourrait bien avoir une connexion avec son propre passé sur Mars.

Ci-dessous, un premier aperçu et des études de personnages par Riley Rossmo :

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Source : www.thehollywoodreporter.com


(softverre) #2

Emballé par le pitch et les designs de Rossmo


(Blackiruah) #3

Ca peut être vachement sympa ça, ça fait un peu MIB d’ailleurs


(Oncle Hermes) #4

Autant sur le principe j’ai envie d’avoir un a-priori favorable sur une nouvelle série consacrée au Limier Martien… autant je n’ai jamais été convaincu jusqu’à présent parce que j’ai lu de Steve Orlando, et les premièrs image me rappellent que je suis pas particulièrement fan non plus de Riley Rossmo (alors bon, pas au point que ce soit rédhibitoire, j’ai lu toute la série Constantine qu’il illustrait, mais c’est pas l’extase non plus).

Quant au pitch, là encore : dans l’absolu ça fait plutôt envie, mais ça rappelle aussi beaucoup celui de la série Martian Manhunter version Rob Williams, qui m’avait très vite fait déchanter.


(Le Doc) #5

Steve Orlando : “In the past, J’onn has been too perfect. One of the reasons people have not connected to him is that he was a perfect upright cop on Mars, and yes, his family died but it was no fault of his own, and then he came to Earth and he was perfect. Our favorite characters, that’s not them, you know? Spider-Man let the burglar go. Bruce Wayne was too afraid to save his family. This book gives J’onn that moment, and that’s the keystone as to why this book will be, is, the Martian Manhunter story, because we finally know the why. Why he strives to be so good on Earth, why he has this journey, because he’s never really had one before. All of our favorite characters overcome their faults, and we hope he’s going to do it here, but he has to have them first.”

“Being the Martian Manhunter gives him a second chance. His life on Mars was a catastrophe of his own making; the tragedy that he undergoes is catastrophic, but his greatest failing is his family — he fails in his ultimate obligation as a partner, and as a father,” he His life on Earth is a gift to him; it’s his second chance to be the man he always wanted to be on Mars but wasn’t strong enough to be, and didn’t have the will to be. The question is, is he really strong enough to be this person? Is it just an act? Can he really seize the opportunity? That’s really what the series is about, and by the end, we’ll find out if he’s strong enough to make the Martian Manhunter a hero, to make him inspiring to people instead of just a reminder of what happened to his people in the past.”

Riley Rossmo : “There’s not that much pre-existing material for Martian culture. There are all these different aspects, and I really love the design challenge of that. Like, what does a building look like for people who don’t really need furniture? It’s an abstract visual problem solving thing that feels pretty unique. I’ve been working on it for a year, and it’s been good to have that kind of run up. There’s a problem solving aspect to it that I really enjoy — what do the Green Martians look like, compared with the White Martians, how do they co-exist, even do they co-exist? And then the character designs have to reflect those cultural pieces and contrast all of that with how J’onn and the humans look like in the current storyline.”


(Hush2 0) #6

Elle partait sacrément en couille cette série. Là, ça me semble plus dans la veine du personnage et son alter-ego détective.

Après, je te rejoins, Orlando c’est un peu l’alternance. Son Unexpected reste bien pêchu! son JLA était une mauvaise vinaigrette.