POWER CUBED #1-3 (Aaron Lopresti)

Après plus de 20 ans à jouer les intérimaires pour divers éditeurs, l’artiste Aaron Lopresti a dévoilé sur sa page DeviantArt qu’il travaillait sur une mini-série personnelle intitulée Power Cubed (anciennement Atomic Toybox dont un numéro avait été publié en 1999 chez Image).

Le premier numéro sur les quatre prévus devrait paraitre chez Dark Horse dans le courant de l’année.

[quote]A few months ago I mentioned on this very blog that my creator owned title “Atomic Toybox” was about to resurface. I didn’t want to say to much until I had a signed deal by a publisher for fear of jinxing myself. Well, I do have a signed deal with Dark Horse Comics to publish a 4-issue mini series. The only problem at this point is getting it done! Since it is a creator-owned book the pay is very low so I have to continue working at DC as my full time gig and working on my project on the side. The good news is I have the scripts for all 4 issues complete and the story will finish up the initial storyline that I introduced in my one issue I originally published through Image back in 1999. So those of you who read that very first (and only) comic will finally be rewarded with the whole story!

The big question is: how soon can I possibly pencil and ink 4 comic books in my spare time. I can’t exactly answer that as of yet since I just started drawing the book. But I am very optimistic about having the first issue out before the end of this year and then every subsequent issue out on a monthly basis.

The other bit of news is the book will no longer be called “Atomic Toybox”. I know those of you who are familiar with the original comic will probably be ticked for changing what is essentially a fun but non-sensical title and those of you who have never heard of it probably couldn’t care less. I wanted for years to go with a title that better described the content of the comic. I originally wanted to call the book, “Power Ball” and the cube or box would have been a sphere. However, the Oregon Lottery already had that name so I somehow came up with Atomic Toybox. Of course, whenever you have a name associated with something for that long any new name is going to sound inferior to the original if for no other reason than your used to the old one.

So the new name is POWER CUBED. The trick is the logo will look something like this-(this is just a rough mock up and is not the finished logo so don’t ridicule me)

As you can see the 3 in the cube should be understood as Power to the third or Power Cubed! I think it is strong title and makes a lot more sense as to the content of the story. All though, there is always the possibility that people will see it as “POWER 3″ and not get it all. That’s why I am getting out in front of it here!

Also, let me share with you the first page of the comic. Those of you who bought the original will recognize the page. This is a redrawn version of the original first page to the comic. Only two pages from the original comic will be in the new imagining. But both will be redrawn to better represent where I am at as an artist now. The story follows the same storyline but it is told in a much different and better way. I will continue to post about the progression of the comic as we get closer to publication date.[/quote]

Liens
Le site de l’éditeur: darkhorse.com
Le site de l’artiste: aaronlopresti.com
La page DeviantArt de l’artiste: aaronlopresti.deviantart.com

J’aime bien cet artiste, je vais me tenir au courant.
Merci.

Le jour de son 18ème anniversaire, Kenny se voit offrir un appareil pourvu de la capacité de réorganiser la matière par son inventeur de père. Le seul problème, c’est que cette petite pièce de technologie est convoitée aussi bien par un scientifique nazi empoté que par l’élite du gouvernement, rien que ça…

Le premier numéro de** Power Cubed** sortira finalement en septembre 2015.

[size=200]INTERVIEW DE AARON LOPRESTI[/size]

[quote]Power Cubed #1
Story by Aaron Lopresti
Art by Aaron Lopresti
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Sep 23rd, 2015
What if you had a piece of technology that created anything you could possibly want, and all you had to do was imagine it? What would you wish for? For Kenny Logan, his first wish is to survive his eighteenth birthday! His unique matter-reinterpreting device has attracted the attention of a bumbling Nazi scientist with plans for world domination and an elite government agent who is hell bent on acquiring the device to stop an alien invasion at any cost. Aaron Lopresti delivers a comical coming-of-age tale in a fantastic sci-fi universe![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]POWER CUBED #2

Written by: Aaron Lopresti.

Art by: Aaron Lopresti.

Cover by: Aaron Lopresti.

Description: If, on your birthday, you could make a wish, any wish, before you blew out your candles, what would it be? On his eighteenth birthday, Kenny got something better than one wish. He was given alien technology that lets him create literally anything he can wish for! How about a flying robot or a life-sized T. rex? To keep it, and also stay, you know, alive, he’ll have to outwit the persistent government agent Claire Covert and a Nazi mad scientist. On top of that, when Kenny’s father is abducted by some old friends, Kenny will have to use every ounce of imagination to save him!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Oct. 21. [/quote]

Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

J’ai lu le premier, c’est très sympa, et les dessins de **Lopresti ** sont magnifiques.

Très efficace.

[quote]POWER CUBED #3
Written by Aaron Lopestri
Art by Aaron Lopestri
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: November 18, 2015

With his house leveled and his dad abducted, Kenny retreats to the wilderness, along with his matter-transforming cube and his new robot friends, Click and the Power Blaster. But when Dr. Cruel captures his girlfriend, Kenny can’t keep hiding . . . He’ll have to summon the courage and ingenuity he’s not sure he has to save her from the mad scientist’s machinations![/quote]

Source: www.comicosity.com