MARVELS SNAPSHOTS (Kurt Busiek, collectif)

Comme Alex Ross avec Marvel Anthology, Kurt Busiek va aussi superviser une mini-série anthologique qui rassemblera plusieurs équipes créatives pour des récits qui exploreront l’histoire de l’univers Marvel, dans la même veine que le célèbre Marvels des deux auteurs.

Le premier Snapshot, écrit par le scénariste et romancier Alan Brennert (Batman : Holy Terror) et dessiné par Jerry Ordway (All-Star Squadron) se déroulera dans les années 40 et racontera une aventure inédite de Namor le Prince des Mers, avec des apparitions de Betty Dean et de la All-Winners Squad.

Alan Brennert :

"I can honestly say that I enjoyed working on this story more than any comics story I’ve done in years. I grew up reading – and loving – Marvel’s Golden Age heroes in the 1960s, in reprints in Fantasy Masterpieces. But I never thought I’d have a shot at writing them – specially the All-Winners Squad! – and I’m grateful to Kurt Busiek and Tom Brevoort for providing me the opportunity, and to Jerry Ordway for bringing it all to glorious life.

« I’m enormously proud of Reunion and honored to be the first story published in Marvel Snapshots. »

Jerry Ordway :

"When I was offered this project, I jumped at it, being a big fan of the original Marvels book by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. Getting to draw a Sub-Mariner story set in the 1940s, with appearances by the All-Winners Squad, lets me connect with Marvel’s World War II era history, and the work of Subby’s creator, Bill Everett.

« I’ve been a Marvel maniac from the age of 10, so this is pretty cool! Alan Brennert wrote a great script ,which fits neatly into the bigger tapestry that is the Marvel Universe. I’m thrilled to get to play in this sandbox after so many years as an artist. »

La couverture par Alex Ross :

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Une équipe (Brenner/Ordway/Busiek) prometteuse.

Pour le second Snapshot, Kurt Busiek a fait appel à un trio déjà à l’oeuvre sur la série Beasts of Burden, les scénaristes Evan Dorkin et Sarah Dyer et le dessinateur Benjamin Dewey, pour une histoire sur la Torche Humaine.

Evan Dorkin :

« I’m still blushing that Kurt (Busiek) chose Sarah Dyer and I to tell one of the Marvels Snapshot stories, especially this one, because the Fantastic Four was my favorite super hero team book as a kid, and Marvels did a great job of showing how the larger-than-life Marvel characters affect the average person on the street. We’re trying to do right by both series, packing the story with as much heart, wonder and fun as we can for both older and newer fans to enjoy. »

Benjamin Dewey :

« Teaming up with Kurt, Evan, and Sarah is delightful, challenging and a real education in the deep-cuts lore of characters I thought I knew! I’ll do my best to bring the same spark of joy and enthusiasm to the art that has clearly gone into the writing process. Ultimately we want to offer a story that gives fans a different angle on a beloved comics universe that they might not get from any other project. »

Kurt Busiek :

« In the second Marvels Snapshot, I asked Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer to write about the Human Torch’s ten-year high-school reunion as seen through the eyes of his ex-girlfriend Dorrie Evans, because they’ve done such warm, human, affecting work on material from Superman: The Animated Series to the awesome Beasts of Burden to Evan’s pop-culture-obsessed Eltingville Club stories, and I knew they’d embrace the crazy minutiae of comics history but bring that sense of heart and emotion to it. And I couldn’t get anyone better to draw it than Benjamin Dewey, bringing his impeccable craftsmanship and rich sense of character to the story. »


Les Snapshots d’avril :

Captain America par Mark Russell et Ramon Pérez

Mark Russell :

« Some people, when they call, you gotta pick up the phone. And Kurt Busiek is one of those people. I was pretty instantly sold on the project once he started describing it to me – stories about the human cost of these famous conflicts in the Marvel Universe. I truly enjoyed working on this with him. »

Cyclope par Jay Edidin et Tom Reilly.

Jay Edidin :

« This is a story that’s pretty personal to me – because I’m me, and it’s a Cyclops story; but even more because it’s about the ways that superheroes and the stories around them can become lifelines. If I’m going to be really sappy about it (which I absolutely am), I get to give one of my favorite heroes the same kind of touchstone he’s been to me over the years. I’d say it’s a dream come true, but given that I’m the kind of uptight overachiever who overidentifies with Scott Summers in the first place, maybe also a bit of an anxiety dream come true. That said, it’s been a blast to get to sit down and play in a sandbox I’ve spent years cataloguing and analyzing and explaining. »

Les Snapshots de mai :

  • Avengers par Barbara Kesel et Staz Johnson

Set during the David Michelinie, John Byrne, and George Perez era of Avengers, Marvels Snapshots: Avengers will depict a romance that could only happen in the Marvel Universe when a rookie cop and new-to-the-city emergency medical technician meet amidst a devastating battle between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and a giant, rampaging robot.

« When Kurt first asked me about this project, it took me a minute to realize he wasn’t just telling me about this fun Marvels-eye concept, he was asking me if I wanted to be involved, » Kesel said. "My favorite stories are the ones that step into the personal lives of people in the vicinity of the big action, so a big yes to anything Marvels-scale, and getting to step back into that sweet yet insane 80s Avengers vibe was the frosting on the crazy cake!

« I have so totally enjoyed adding a little piece to the mighty Marvel mythos. Kurt started it off with an image that became the catalyst for two non-powered NYC heroes who would ‹ meet cute › during a crisis. Then, when we started speculating about what the people on the street do when chunks of buildings fall from the sky…where do they go to shelter out the emergency? »

  • Spider-Man par Howard Chaykin

Marvels Snapshots: Spider-Man will be written and drawn by Howard Chaykin. The story will be told through the eyes of a lowlife criminal just trying to make a living in the super-hero infested streets of New York City. Readers will see firsthand how hard life as a henchman can be when someone like Spider-Man lurks around every corner.

« I was delighted to be summoned by the fabulous Kurt Busiek to work on the Marvel Snapshots series, » Chaykin said. « Not having worked for Marvel in any steady capacity in nearly eight years, my delight was also framed in surprise. Kurt is a stand-up cat, and I’m grateful to participate in this project. »

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Jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim !

Oui, j’ai vu.
Ça me surprend… mais ça m’intéresse.



Written by: Alan Brennert, Kurt Busiek.

Art by: Jerry Ordway.

Covers by: Alex Ross, Gabriele Dell’Otto.

Description: It begins here – a series of specials that show us Marvel’s greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people! Project curator Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City) has brought together an amazing assemblage of talent to bring you a total of eight new and unusual viewpoints on Marvel history and Marvel heroes, two per month for the next four months. To kick it all off, best-selling novelist and Emmy Award-winning TV writer Alan Brennert and superstar artist Jerry Ordway tell a story of Marvel’s debut superstar: Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner. It’s 1946, and the boys are back from World War II. But they haven’t left the battlefields behind, as reporter Betty Dean discovers when she and Namor reunite for an outing at Palisades Park, only to find themselves under attack. Also featuring the All-Winners Squad. A dramatic, unexpected and revealing tour through the Marvel Universe by a cornucopia of amazing creators.

Pages: 40.

Price: $4.99.

In stores: March 11.

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Je suis séduit par le rendu « papier usé » de l’impression.


C’est bizarre, quand j’ai vu les pages, j’ai pensé à toi.

Je suis vieux et prévisible.


Moi aussi, je le suis moins par des bulles et un lettrage trop informatique.

Surtout qu’en fait, elles apparaissent super propres et brillantes, les bulles, par contraste.


tout à fait.

Les Snapshots de juin :

  • Captain Marvel par Mark Waid et Colleen Doran


Written by MARK WAID


Cover by ALEX ROSS

A team of heroes fights a stirring battle for the safety of the planet. A young woman struggles with desperation and despair, trying to cope in the modern world. But that’s only the beginning.

Featuring Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and a few more surprises, Kurt Busiek invites superstar creators MARK WAID and COLLEEN DORAN to tell a tale of inspiration within inspiration, as we see how the world’s marvels have inspired others – and how they’ve been inspired themselves.

  • Civil War par Saladin Ahmed et Ryan Kelly




Cover by ALEX ROSS

In the heart of the Civil War event, a human story unfolds. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, doing his best to do the job with honor – but is that even possible? A young, low-level Super Hero, trying to help his neighbors – but that’s not even legal any more. The two come together in a story that’ll test their commitment, ideals, hopes, and dreams.

Featuring Captain America, Giant-Man, Maria Hill, and more, Kurt Busiek recruits Hugo-Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed and all-star Ryan Kelly to uniquely retell this iconic Marvel story.

J’ai beaucoup aimé, et j’en suis le premier surpris.
D’habitude, je suis assez réfractaire aux comics passéistes, déjà parce que je ne suis pas passionné par ces périodes, et ensuite parce que ça n’est souvent pas bon. Mais l’article de Xavier Fournier m’a donné envie, et j’en ai été très content.
Alan Brennert livre un très bon récit sur Namor et sa petite-amie d’époque, Betty Dean. Les deux personnages sont très bien écrits, et j’aime beaucoup l’approche du stress post-traumatique d’un Namor autant « héros » que « anti », dans son rôle d’anti-héros. Betty n’est pas en reste, l’apparition des autres héros est sympathique. L’ensemble est de très bonne qualité, avec un bon ancrage dans ce passé mais sans être lourd.
C’est bien. C’est vraiment bien écrit, et Jerry Ordway livre de belles images, de belles planches, plus dynamiques que je ne le pensais.
Une bien belle surprise !

Our tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel’s greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people! This time, writers Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer (Beasts of Burden, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Superman: The Animated Series) and artist Benjamin Dewey (The Autumnlands, Beasts of Burden) tell the tale of the ten-year high-school reunion of the Fantastic Four’s own Human Torch. His hometown of Glenville, Long Island is going wild, and we see it all through the eyes of the Torch’s ex-girlfriend Dorrie Evans and reporter Marcia Hardesty – the preparations, the Torch’s long history in town, the festivities and more. But there’s a strange distance between Johnny Storm and his old schoolmates, one Dorrie knows all too well and Marcia is determined to get to the bottom of. Featuring ex-villains, strange souvenirs, a weenie roast on the beach and, of course, the hulking Inhuman hound known as Lockjaw! Don’t miss the festivities!

Writer Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer
Illustrator Benjamin Dewey
Cover Illustrator Alex Ross
Release Date: March 25, 2020

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Quel beau récit.
Evan Dorki et Sarah Dyer livrent un très beau numéro sur la façon dont Glenville vit la popularité de Johnny Storm, son fils chéri. En choisissant le point de vue de journalistes envoyés ici pour couvrir le dixième anniversaire de la promotion du lycée de Johnny, on découvre toute la ville, avec de nombreuses interviews. Notamment Dorrie, la petite-amie initiale. Sauf que tout n’est pas aussi clair qu’on veut bien le croire… ou le faire croire.
Car si Johnny arrive en rockstar et agit comme l’éternel arrogant et un peu con, en fait tout cela est « faux », car Johnny et ses proches ont organisé cela pour faire croire que Glenville rejette Johnny, alors que chaque année tous ses amis et lui se retrouvent sur la plage pour fêter et être ensemble.
C’est beau, c’est simple, c’est sobre, c’est touchant, c’est bien fait. Benjamin Dewey livre de jolies planches, bien adaptées au propos et à l’approche générale. Un vrai bijou d’émotion, sur le temps qui passe, les amis d’adolescence et ce qu’ils deviennent après.
Très touchant. Très réussi.


Written by: Jay Eddin.

Art by: Tom Reilly.

Covers by: Alex Ross, Tom Reilly.

Description: The Marvels Snapshot tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel’s greatest characters through the eyes of ordinary people! Or does it? In this case, the « ordinary person » is teenaged Scott Summers, witnessing the dawn of the Marvel Age from a Nebraska orphanage and wondering what his place in it might be. What was it like to experience the debut of the FF, the Hulk, Iron Man and more? To wish you could be a part of it all? A story of upheaval and decision that would shape the X-Men (and the Marvel Universe) forever after.

Pages: 40.

Price: $4.99.

In stores: Sept. 16.

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Je ne connais pas ce Tom Reilly, mais il y a dans son travail du Lee Weeks et du Chris Samnee, et le résultat est donc très joli.