STRANGE FRUIT #1-4 (Mark Waid / J.G. Jones)

Ancien directeur des publications pour Boom! Studio, Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Incorruptible) fera son grand retour chez le jeune éditeur avec ce qu’il annonce être “un projet très dangereux que les autres éditeurs pourraient difficilement se permettre de publier”.

Aucune autre information n’a filtré sur le projet, ni sur l’histoire ni sur le dessinateur que le scénariste décrit pourtant comme “un de mes meilleurs amis avec lequel je n’ai jamais eu la chance de travailler jusqu’ici”.

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Le site de l’éditeur: boom-tudio.com

Le dessinateur J.G. Jones (Final crisis) rejoint aussi Boom! Studio pour un mystérieux projet. Ce pourrait-il qu’il s’agisse du même que celui de Mark Waid ?

A noter que Mark Waid et J.G. Jones n’ont jamais collaboré directement. Cependant le dessinateur a illustré les couvertures de la série hebdomadaire 52 à laquelle participait le scénariste.

Lors du Comic-Con de Baltimore, l’éditeur Boom! Studio a spécifié que le projet secret du scénariste Mark Waid et celui du dessinateur J.G. Jones ne font qu’un.
Pour le moment, on sait seulement que ce comics, possiblement titré Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday, 1939), sera co-écrit et entièrement peint par l’artiste.

L’éditeur Boom! Studio en a révélé un peu plus sur Strange Fruit lors de la convention ComicsPRO. Il s’agit d’une “fiction historique” en 4 numéros racontant l’influence qu’exerce un être venu du ciel sur les contingences sociales et raciales d’une petite ville du Mississipi dans l’Amérique des années 20.

Le premier numéro de Strange Fruit sortira en juillet 2015.

[quote]Strange Fruit #1 (of 4)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Authors: J.G. Jones and Mark Waid
Artist: J.G. Jones
Format: 32 pages, full color
Price: $3.99
On sale: July 2015
Synopsis: It’s 1927 in the town of Chatterlee, Mississippi, drowned by heavy rains. The Mississippi River is rising, threatening to break open not only the levees, but also the racial and social divisions of this former plantation town. A fiery messenger from the skies heralds the appearance of a being, one that will rip open the tensions in Chatterlee. Savior, or threat? It depends on where you stand. All the while, the waters are still rapidly rising…
Two of the industry’s most respected and prolific creators come together for the first time in a deeply personal passion project. J.G. Jones (Wanted, Y: The Last Man) and Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Irredeemable) take on a powerful, beautifully painted story set during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Strange Fruit is a challenging, provocative examination of the heroic myth confronting the themes of racism, cultural legacy, and human nature through a literary lens, drawing from Southern folklore and tradition.[/quote]

Un Superman noir ?

Jim

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE MARK WAID ET J.G. JONES[/size]

Voici les premières pages de Strange Fruit #1:

Source: www.comicsalliance.com

[quote]Strange Fruit #1
Story by J.G. Jones, Mark Waid
Art by J.G. Jones
Letters by Deron Bennett
Cover by J.G. Jones
Publisher BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Jul 8th, 2015
MATURE READERS ONLY
What’s to Love: Two of the industry’s most respected and prolific creators come together for the first time in a deeply personal passion project. J.G. Jones (52, Wanted, Y: The Last Man) and Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Superman: Birthright, Kingdom Come) take on a powerful, beautifully painted story set during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Strange Fruit is a challenging, provocative examination of the heroic myth confronting the themes of racism, cultural legacy, and human nature through a literary lens, drawing from Southern folklore and tradition.
What It Is: It’s 1927 in the town of Chatterlee, Mississippi, drowned by heavy rains. The Mississippi River is rising, threatening to break open not only the levees, but also the racial and social divisions of this former plantation town. A fiery messenger from the skies heralds the appearance of a being, one that will rip open the tensions in Chatterlee. Savior or threat? It depends on where you stand. All the while, the waters are still rapidly rising…[/quote]

Source: comicbookresources.com

[quote]Strange Fruit #2
Story by J.G. Jones, Mark Waid
Art by J.G. Jones
Letters by Deron Bennett
Cover by J.G. Jones
Publisher BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Oct 14th, 2015
The Mississippi River is flooding, but the citizens of Chatterlee are more worried about the colossus and what his presence means for their town.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Strange Fruit #3

Story by
J.G. Jones, Mark Waid
Art by
J.G. Jones
Letters by
Deron Bennett
Cover by
J.G. Jones
Publisher
BOOM! Studios

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Apr 27th, 2016

MATURE READERS

The townspeople of Chatterlee make every effort to conscript the stranger to help with the fast-failing levee—but the growing racial divide in town makes choosing sides virtually impossible even as the clock ticks towards disaster.
[/quote]

Source : www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]STRANGE FRUIT #4

Written by: Mark Waid, J.G. Jones.

Art by: J.G. Jones.

Cover by: J.G. Jones.

Description: Final issue! One man cannot stand alone against the full fury of the mighty Mississippi.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Nov. 2. [/quote]

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com