NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN (Orlando, Collectif)

Le premier crossover DC Comics de l’ère Rebirth, intitulé Night of the Monster Men, débute en ce mois de septembre 2016 sous le stylo du scénariste Steve Orlando (Supergirl, Midnighter & Apollo).

Ce récit, en six chapitres, se partage entre les séries régulières Batman, Nightwing et Detective Comics, avec la participation des scénaristes Tom King, Tim Seeley et James Tynion IV. C’est d’ailleurs Tom King qui a lancé les hostilités en impliquant le super-criminel Hugo Strange, créateur des homme-montres, dans les premiers numéros de Batman.

Coté dessin, Riley Rossmo, Roge Antonio et Andy MacDonald se partagent la partie graphique des trois titres pour l’occasion.

Batman #7 et Nightwing #5, les deux premiers chapitres de la saga, paraissent mercredi 21 septembre aux États-Unis.

Voici le programme :

[quote]NIGHTWING #5
Written by STEVE ORLANDO and TIM SEELEY
Art by ROGE ANTONIO
Cover by YANICK PAQUATTE
Variant cover by IVAN REIS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Night of the Monster Men” part 2! The Monster Men are stomping their way through Gotham City. How can the Bat-team face the monsters and the storm of the century? And when Nightwing goes behind the scenes to discover where the monsters came from, what lurks in the shadows may be worse than the monsters themselves!
On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T[/quote]

[quote]DETECTIVE COMICS #941
Written by STEVE ORLANDO and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by ANDY MACDONALD
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Night Of The Monster Men” part 3! Batman and Batwoman take to the streets in a motorcycle death race against a monster that transforms faster than they can keep up! And at Blackgate, something truly terrifying is growing in the prison’s darkest depths…and its eggs are hatching!
On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T[/quote]

[quote]BATMAN #8
(W) King, Orlando (A) Riley Rossmo (CA) Yanick Paquette (CA) Tim Sale
“NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN” part four! The giant monsters might be bad, but Gotham’s heroes encounter a whole new threat level when two of their own start terrorizing the city! Batman must face the horrifying possibility of losing two of his closest allies to Hugo Strange’s vicious attack.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2016
SRP: $2.99[/quote]

[quote]NIGHTWING #6
(W) Seeley, Orlando (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Yanick Paquette (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
“NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN” part five! The hunt for Hugo Strange rages onward as the Manipulator rises and uses the citizens of Gotham City to shield itself from the Bat-Family. All while the monstrous version of Nightwing looms over Gotham City.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2016
SRP: $2.99[/quote]

[quote]DETECTIVE COMICS #942
(W) TynionIV, Orlando (A) Andy MacDonald (CA) Yanick Paquette (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
“NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN” part six! The earth-shaking finale is here! Batman’s going one-on-one with Hugo Strange, the mastermind behind the beasts unleashed on Gotham…but the biggest and most dangerous of all the monsters was saved for last! What will the Bat-Family have to sacrifice to bring it down? And what’s the strange secret behind Hugo’s design?
In Shops: Oct 12, 2016
SRP: $2.99[/quote]

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[quote]Batman #7

Written by: Tom King, Steve Orlando
Art by: Riley Rossmo
Cover by: Yanick Paquette
Variant cover by: Tim Sale

“NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN” part 1! The first crossover of the “Rebirth” era is here! As a huge storm approaches, Batman, Batwoman, and Nightwing try and prepare Gotham City for the worst, but nothing can prepare them for enormous tall monsters rampaging through the streets! Batman will need all of his allies to unite in order to stop these mad science monsters from tearing their city apart!

U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Sep 21 2016[/quote]

Source : dccomics.com

[quote]NIGHTWING #5
Written by STEVE ORLANDO and TIM SEELEY
Art by ROGE ANTONIO
Cover by YANICK PAQUATTE
Variant cover by IVAN REIS“Night of the Monster Men” part 2! The Monster Men are stomping their way through Gotham City. How can the Bat-team face the monsters and the storm of the century? And when Nightwing goes behind the scenes to discover where the monsters came from, what lurks in the shadows may be worse than the monsters themselves!
On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T[/quote]

Source : newsarama.com

[quote=“King”]Didn’t James, like, write Godzilla on the board, and then Mark was like, “Batman, across the roof, with Godzilla”? I don’t know.

But yeah, that was the image.

And then we’re like, “Batman vs. monsters.” I was doing this Hugo Strange story, which involved the Monster Men. And we just thought, “Oh, this can evolve from Tom’s story.”

Even before Steve was involved, we were going to bring in what we called a “brilliant writer” to come in and help, and take the lead on it. And then we’re like, “who’s the brilliant writer?” And it was Steve.[/quote]

[quote=“Orlando”]They’re unlike anything you’ve really seen in a Gotham book. I mean, the look of them - there is a thematic meaning to the Monster Men that is slowly uncovered throughout the course of the night. But beyond that, I mean, the look of them, we owe it all to Riley Rossmo. And not only Riley, but Roge Antonio and Andy MacDonald too, who are working on the Nightwing and Detective Comics issues. As a writer, this is where I knew I should kind of step back and let Riley make his mark, and he came through.

We wanted the monsters to be, you know, not just huge, hulking man-beasts like they were originally. We told them to follow the basic prompts of what each monster stood for, which will be revealed, or what the monsters mean, and go wild. And you’ve seen that in the designs that have been released, and you’ll see it more as you see them in action.

It’s an Akira style of design that has not really been seen in a Batman book before, I think, or at least in a long time. And I think that’s really fun - not just in the design of the monsters, but also the interesting gadgets and tech they have.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE STEVE ORLANDO ET TOM KING[/size]

[quote]DETECTIVE COMICS #941

Written by: James Tynion IV, Steve Orlando.

Art by: Andy MacDonald.

Covers by: Yanick Paquette, Rafael Albuquerque.

Description: “Night of the Monster Men” part 3! Batman and Batwoman take to the streets in a motorcycle death race against a monster that transforms faster than they can keep up! And at Blackgate, something truly terrifying is growing in the prison’s darkest depths…and its eggs are hatching!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Sept. 28. [/quote]

Source : comicscontinuum.com

[quote]Batman #8
W) Tom King, Steve Orlando (A) Riley Rossmo (CA) Yanick Paquette (CA) Tim Sale
“NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN” part four! The giant monsters might be bad, but Gotham’s heroes encounter a whole new threat level when two of their own start terrorizing the city! Batman must face the horrifying possibility of losing two of his closest allies to Hugo Strange’s vicious attack.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2016
SRP: $2.99
[/quote]

Source : newsarama.com

[quote]Nightwing #6
(W) Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando (A) Roge Antoni0 (CA) Yanick Paquette (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
“NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN” part five! The hunt for Hugo Strange rages onward as the
Manipulator rises and uses the citizens of Gotham City to shield itself from the Bat-Family. All while the monstrous version of Nightwing looms over Gotham City.
SRP: $2.99[/quote]

Source : www.newsarama.com

[quote=“Tim Seeley”]When we set up this storylines, we set it up partially so that “Night of the Monster Men” would give us a little lead time to do the crazy schedule of two books a month. But we all talked about how the characters would be affected by it.

Going into issue #7, we pick up with the Raptor storyline, but it’s been effected by all the characters that have gotten together and sort of had to confront basically what amounts to Batman’s negative emotions.

It’ll definitely affect Batman’s relationship with Nightwing. And that leads right into issue #7 and #8. How does Dick deal with his feelings towards Bruce? And how does that affect the temptation of Raptor showing him a way that he could be a better mentor to him.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE TIM SEELEY ET STEVE ORLANDO[/size]

[quote]DETECTIVE COMICS #942
(W) James TynionIV, Steve Orlando (A) Andy MacDonald (CA) Yanick Paquette (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
“NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN” part six! The earth-shaking finale is here! Batman’s going one-on-one with Hugo Strange, the mastermind behind the beasts unleashed on Gotham…but the biggest and most dangerous of all the monsters was saved for last! What will the Bat-Family have to sacrifice to bring it down? And what’s the strange secret behind Hugo’s design?
SRP: $2.99[/quote]

Source : newsarama.com

Le crossover vient d’être conclu assez bêtement je dois dire. Tout au long des six épisodes, nous avons le droit à une méga team-up de la batfamily contre ces fameux montres.

En cela, rien de si nouveau comme peut le souligner Steve Orlando, mais ça se lit et Dieu merci heureusement que cela ne dure qu’un mois de lecture.

Evidemment, la conclusion ne peut nous mener qu’au face-à-face avec Hugo Strange, le grand méchant de l’histoire depuis Batman #1. Et la confrontation fait plouf en trois planches. Je trouve que ce final a cruellement été loupé dans sa préparation où le climax est assez léger voire creux.

reste que certains dessinateurs s’en tirent très bien. Rossmo (n’est pas mon cher Dada) mais aussi Roge Antonio avec son style Sook.

Vite, on passe à autre chose…