STAR WARS : DARTH VADER #1-25 (Kieron Gillen / Larroca)

Presque 20 ans après Star Wars 107, qui fut le tout dernier numéro du premier comic-book consacré à la saga des étoiles de Georges Lucas, la franchise Star Wars est de retour à la Maison des Idées.

Marvel a profité du San Diego Comic Con pour révéler la première salve de titres qui sortira en 2015 : deux séries mensuelles dont l’action se déroule après l’Episode IV, l’une du point de vue des rebelles par Jason Aaron (Thor, Wolverine & The X-Men) et John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers) et l’autre du point de vue de l’Empire par Kieron Gillen (Iron Man) et Salvador Larroca ; ainsi qu’une mini-série sur la Princesse Leia par Mark Waid (Daredevil) et Terry Dodson.

Ci-dessous, la première couverture de Star Wars : Darth Vader par Adi Granov.

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[quote=“Kieron Gillen”]There’s just Vader and the Emperor, and neither are mopey.

Vader especially isn’t. He’s stoic and operatic. You know that bit in the introduction to Dark Knight Returns which talks about how Batman doesn’t whine, and his passions are operatic, etc? That’s very much how I see Vader. Keeping his grandeur and fundamental tragedy is what drives me.…]

At the end of A New Hope, he’s the sole survivor of the biggest military disaster of all time – and a disaster he’s at least partially to blame for. At the start of Jedi, he’s actually acting in a far more dominant fashion than he ever did in Empire. There’s a fall and rise story implied in there, and that’s what I’m telling.

Bar Star Wars, my main narrative influences on this are The Godfather and House Of Cards. The latter especially.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE KIERON GILLEN[/size]

[quote]="Kieron Gillen"The Lucas people have put those other stories under their “Legends” banner. So I’m free to take stuff that we find interesting and want to reintroduce, but I’m not constrained by that. The concentration here is what is the purest burst of the concept of “Star Wars,” and specifically the idea of Darth that we can do?

So that’s kind of the way I see the old material. If you were to look at my pitch documents to the Lucas people you’d see I ask for the most random stuff. “Can we have this?” I’m very free with taking stuff from the Expanded Universe that I think might be interesting to reintroduce. I’ve never worked at a company that’s rebooted their universe, but in some ways I imagine it’s a little like this. Anything that looks really good, insane and sexy I may use, and if there’s other stuff I don’t want to use that’s fine.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE KIERON GILLEN[/size]

[quote=“Kieron Gillen”]Yet more good questions – and you actually touch on some of this later. As outside viewers, we just can’t be sure. The distance from Vader is such a big part of the character. After the cry of grief at the end of Revenge Of The Sith, he disappears beneath the black helmet. Why is he doing what he’s doing?

A big part of the book is me showing how the motivation may change as we progress, how the relationship between he and the Emperor isn’t static, and how new facts and new discoveries may alter that.

To state the obvious, at the end of A New Hope, Vader has no idea he has a son. At the start of Empire Strikes Back, he does. It’s the mirror scene to Empire’s “I am Your Father” and we never get to see it. That’s one of the core driving parts of the book.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE KIERON GILLEN ET SALVADOR LARROCA[/size]

Les couvertures variantes de Skottie Young pour Star Wars : Princess Leia #1, Star Wars #1 et Star Wars : Darth Vader #1 :

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU RESPONSABLE ÉDITORIAL JORDAN D. WHITE[/size]

La couverture variante de Star Wars : Darth Vader #1 par Alex Ross :

Premier aperçu :

Vache ! On sent les fans, là !
C’est qui à la colo ?

C’est toujours Frank D’Armata, non ?

D’après CBR, c’est Edgar Delgado.

C’est le nom que j’avais cru voir, mais je ne savais pas si c’était l’encreur ou le coloriste !
En tout cas, je trouve ça pas mal !

Je trouve aussi…et on ne dit pas ça souvent des planches de Larroca.

La couverture de Star Wars : Darth Vader #2 par Adi Granov :

Voici la couverture variante de Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 par Alex Ross:

[quote]Star Wars: Darth Vader #1
Story by Kieron Gillen
Art by Salvador Larroca
Colors by Edgar Delgado
Cover by Adi Granov, John Cassaday, J. Scott Campbell, Alex Ross , Michael Golden , Mike Del Mndo , Skottie Young , John Tyler Christopher
Publisher Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date Feb 11th, 2015
The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series!
Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Jason and I have a great relationship. I was writing “Uncanny X-Men” when he was writing “X-Men” so we have experience writing two books that are running parallel. They have their own stories but there are soft connections. My story starts shortly after his and then we go our own way and then we come back again. But as is always the case with my books, you only have to read mine to follow the story but if you read both, we will reward you.

Jason and I were actually just in San Francisco last week meeting with the Lucasfilm Story Group. We are already planning next year’s story. Where will we go after this year, heading into next year? We’re doing a big story and now we’re plotting what comes out of the big story. I’m introducing a lot of new characters and Jason is introducing a lot of new characters. And I’ll be using some of his characters and he’ll be using some of mine. It’s almost more fun than working in the Marvel Universe because there are only a few of us working on these books. That means there are fewer toys to worry about.

The Lucasfilm Story Group is basically a curator. They’re keeping the “Star Wars” canon very, very tight. They’re very receptive to new ideas and they’re also very good at sharing what’s happening elsewhere outside of the comics. We know some big things that are coming and we can work with those too. If you are a big “Star Wars” fan and you follow the books and the comics and the TV series and the movies, you will be rewarded.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE KIERON GILLEN[/size]

[quote]Darth Vader #2
Story by Kieron Gillen
Art by Salvador Larroca
Colors by Edgar Delgado
Cover by Adi Granov
Publisher Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Feb 25th, 2015
The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series!
Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

J’aime bien ce que je vois là de Larroca.

Pareil pour moi…après on sait que Gillen est très irrégulier au scénar’.
Mais ça s’annonce plutôt bien cette reprise par Marvel et les quelques avis que j’ai glanés sur les sites US (mais pas trop pour ne pas me spoiler) sont globalement encourageants (surtout en ce qui concerne la série d’Aaron)…