Le scénariste Joe Straczynski relance sa ligne Joe’s Comics (Midnight Nation, Rising Stars) chez Image. Le premier des quatre projets prévus s’intitule Ten Grand en collaboration avec le dessinateur Ben Templesmith.
Ten Grand suit Joe Fitzgerald; ancien criminel devenu agent du paradis, Joe gagne cinq minutes avec sa défunte femme à chaque fois qu’il meurt en effectuant une bonne action.
Suivront les maxi-séries Angel Descending, Protectors, Inc. avec le dessinateur Gordon Purcell et Sidekick avec le dessinateur Tom Mandrake
Sortie du premier numéro en mai.
[quote]TEN GRAND 1
story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
art / cover BEN TEMPLESMITH
variant cover BILL SIENKIEWICZ
32 PAGES / FC / M
Joe Fitzgerald was a mob enforcer until the day he met Laura, who convinced him to leave that world behind. Before quitting, Joe agreed to one last job, little realizing that the man he’d been sent to kill was deeply involved in demonlogy. He survived Joe’s attempt and came after him, fatally wounding Joe and killing Laura. As he lay dying, an angelic force (who may or may not be what she appears) pointed out that where she is going, he can’t follow, and where he is going, he wouldn’t want her to follow. But if he will agree to work for them as a different kind of enforcer, they will bring him to life and keep on bringing him to life every time he is killed in a righteous cause. The reward: for those five minutes of death, he will be with Laura again. Would you endure an eternity of pain and death, dying over and over, to be with the woman you love for just five minutes each time you died? Most people might say no. But Joe Fitzgerald isn’t most people.
A bold new era begins with the long-anticipated return of Joe’s Comics, the imprint that brought you MIDNIGHT NATION and RISING STARS. All-new stories from J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Thor, Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Earth One) return in 2013 with an action packed line up featuring everything from superhero action to supernatural thrillers. Watch this space as a new wave of exciting, challenging and experimental stories begins![/quote]