PREZ #1-6 (Mark Russell / Ben Caldwell)

Présenté comme l’un des trois titres “décalés et irrévérencieusement drôles” dixit Jim Lee, Prez est une réinvention de Prez Rickard, premier Président adolescent de la mini-série de 1973 créé par Joe Simon et Jerry Grandenetti. Cette mini-série en 12 numéros a été confiée au scénariste Mark Russell et au dessinateur Ben Caldwell

Cette initiative de relance n’est pas sans rappeler les séries The Green Team et The Movement qui furent de véritable échecs commerciaux lors de leur parution en 2013.

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Le site de l’éditeur: dccomics.com

Ben Caldwell, j’aime bien. Ses Dare Detectives étaient bien sympas.

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Il n’y avait pas eu une mini Vertigo Prez dans les 90s ?

C’était un one-shot en fait, par Ed Brubaker et Eric Shanower :

Je crois qu’il apparaissait aussi dans la série Sandman de Neil Gaiman.

D’après les premières rumeur, la nouvelle série Prez suivra une jeune adolescente élue présidente à l’unanimité sur un réseau sociale dans le genre de Facebook et Twitter.

Pour assurer quelques ventes supplémentaires de ses titres labellisés Convergence, l’éditeur DC Comics a proposé plusieurs prologues exclusifs servant à promouvoir le lancement de ses sept nouvelles séries (Omega Men, Starfire, Section Eight, Prez, Midnighter, Doomed, Red Hood & Arsenal) ainsi que le changement de direction des titres Detective Comics et Green Lantern en juin.

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[quote]DC Sneak Peek: Prez
Story by Mark Russell
Art by Ben Caldwell
Cover by Ben Caldwell
Publisher DC Comics
Cover Price: $0.00
Release Date May 6th, 2015
Social media sensation Beth Ross is about to become the first teen President – but only if she can survive her first diplomatic run-in with the UN. Will her Pad Thai craving get in the way?[/quote]

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[quote]I am trying to set this book in my own little universe so it’s not set in the classic DCU although one potentiality for a crossover is that there is an eccentric trillionaire, who is the richest man in the world, who shows up later and his name is Fred Wayne. That last name is obviously a reference to Bruce Wayne but in my universe, Bruce Wayne never shows up. Batman never shows up.

In a lot of ways, Fred Wayne serves as my critique of Bruce Wayne and let’s me share the things that I would do with all of those resources and money instead of building a bulletproof car and beating up bad people. [/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE MARK RUSSEL[/size]

[quote]Beth is a 19-year-old community college student who works at a corn dog restaurant. And it’s the first American election where people can vote by Twitter.

She throws the election into disarray because she accidentally deep-fries her pony tail while working and making corn dogs, and she becomes a viral sensation at just the right moment when the election’s taking place.

She gets so many write-in votes that she goes into a three-way run-off election between her and the two main party candidates.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE MARK RUSSEL[/size]

[quote]Prez #1
Story by Mark Russell
Art by Ben Caldwell
Colors by Jeremy Lawson
Letters by Travis Lanham
Cover by Ben Caldwell, Bret Blevins
Publisher DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Jun 17th, 2015
Meet Beth Ross, the first teenaged President of the United States. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, our only hope is this nineteen-year-old Twitter sensation. But the real question isn’t whether she’s ready for politics – it’s whether politics is ready for her. Don’t miss the start of this new, 12-issue miniseries![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Graphiquement, il se passe quelques chose chez DC. Curieux de voir si ce mouvement va durer.

DC Comics comme déjà à sabrer ses nouveautés. Face à un score insuffisant et malgré une critique élogieuse, la mini-série Prez passe de 12 numéros à six numéros.

[quote]PREZ #5
Written by MARK RUSSELL
Art and cover by BEN CALDWELL
On sale OCTOBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T
President Ross extricates herself from a civil war via the creative use of kitchen appliances! Meanwhile, a self-aware killer robot goes to church, and a couple of hippies escape Boss Smiley’s gerbil cage.
Retailers: This title now will run six issues.[/quote]

[quote]Prez #2
Story by Mark Russell
Art by Ben Caldwell
Colors by Jeremy Lawson
Letters by Travis Lanham
Cover by Ben Caldwell
Publisher DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Jul 22nd, 2015
With the election in chaos and a Congress mired in corruption, Twitter sensation @corndoggirl becomes the first teenaged President of the United States![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Le premier épisode est un poil too much (le côté “satire de la société” est un peu trop étiré à mon goût) mais c’est une série très attachante notamment par son graphisme.

Surement le faire en TPB. :wink:

[quote]Prez #3
Story by Mark Russell
Art by Ben Caldwell, Mark Morales
Colors by Jeremy Lawson
Letters by Travis Lanham
Cover by Ben Caldwell
Publisher DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Aug 26th, 2015
President-elect Beth Ross assembles a cabinet including her former boss, a disgraced congressman, and an anti-Smurf intellectual. Plus, Congress scrambles to pass pork-barrel legislation. Literally. And Boss Smiley imprisons his critics in a gerbil cage.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Prez #4
Written by: Mark Russell
Art by: Mark Morales, Ben Caldwell
Cover by: Ben Caldwell
The American Sentry program creates a PR nightmare for President Beth Ross, while a hinky experiment in artificial intelligence produces a killer robot with a taste for musicals. Plus, an eccentric trillionaire forces senators to live with the consequences of their own laws.
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Sep 16 2015[/quote]

Source: www.uproxx.com

[quote]PREZ #5

STORY BY Mark Russell
ART BY Ben Caldwell, Mark Morales
COLORS BY Jeremy Lawson
LETTERS BY Travis Lanham
COVER BY Ben Caldwell
PUBLISHER DC Comics
COVER PRICE: $2.99
RELEASE DATE Oct 28th, 2015

President Ross extricates herself from a civil war via the creative use of kitchen appliances! Meanwhile, a self-aware killer robot goes to church, and a couple of hippies escape Boss Smiley’s gerbil cage.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Prez #6
Written by: Mark Russell
Art by: Ben Caldwell
Cover by: Ben Caldwell
U.S. Price: 2.99

As the cat flu ravages the nation, President Ross has to ward off an angry Senate, while her transgender robot bodyguard saves her from virus rights protesters.

On Sale Date: Dec 2 2015
Page Count: 32[/quote]

Source: www.mancave.cbslocal.com

On pensait Prez belle est bien enterrée chez DC Comics mais la mini-série satirique, prévue à l’origine en 12 numéros avant que l’éditeur ne décide de la sabrer faute de méventes, aura le droit a une seconde chance dès octobre 2016 si l’on en croit le scénariste Mark Russel.

Cette relecture de la série Prez: First Teen President (1973) racontait les tribulations d’une présidente adolescente élue sur twitter dans une Amérique jusqu’au-boutiste.

Rien ne dit cependant si le dessinateur Ben Caldwell sera encore de la partie puisqu’il vient de reprendre en main le destin des A-Force chez Marvel.

Il n’y aura finalement pas de deuxième mini-série consacrée à Prez, malheureusement. C’est en tout cas ce que révèle le scénariste Mark Russel lorsqu’un lecteur lui pose la question sur sa page twitter.

Le personnage bénéficiera cependant d’une courte histoire en 12 pages lors des élections présidentielles.