THE LUDOCRATS #1-5 (Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol / Jeff Stokely)

« *Imaginez « La Caste des Métabarons » comme une comédie ! * »

L’auteur Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Phonogram) collabore avec le développeur de jeu-vidéo et co-scénariste Jim Rossignol et le dessinateur David LaFuente pour lancer The Ludocrats, une série farfelue racontant comment les derniers défenseurs de l’aristocratie, le Baron Otto Von Subertan et le Professeur Hades Zero-K, tentent de sauver le monde contre les forces insipides de la normalisation.

Le premier numéro sortira dans le courant de l’année 2015.

[quote]“The Ludocrats is a decade-in-the-making opulent fantastical comedy,” said writer of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE and PHONOGRAM, Kieron Gillen, “This is a book which has hyperbole as its baseline, and considers the impossible as an aim only fitting for underachievers. It’ll change your life. Primarily by letting you own a comic called The Ludocrats, where BARON OTTO VON SUBERTAN and PROFESSOR HADES ZERO-K are the last defenders of a ludicrous aristocracy against the insipid forces of normalisation.”

Artist Lafuente tried to add a few notes on the artistic challenge of drawing truly improbable yet charming beings, but Gillen refused to pass the mic, instead adding: “Imagine The Metabarons as a comedy! Imagine all of Ibiza captured by William Burroughs-trained extraterrestrials, transported to a distant world to spend all eternity throwing impossible shapes to Baron Münchhaus Music! Imagine Doom if you could talk to the monsters, then really hit it off and end up being master of ceremonies at a delightfully hellish wedding!”

Esteemed game developer of Sir, You Are Being Hunted Jim Rossignol was asked for comment, but was lost in the general tumult of Gillen stomping around, shouting “Imagine a story that colonizes the potent liminal space between Ghostbusters and ‹ Blockbuster › by The Sweet! Imagine The Neverending Story, except instead of an adorable luck dragon you have a Prussian Steam Judge with an enormous mechanical pelvis! Imagine a book as good as Brandon Graham thinks his are!”

Venancio was not asked for comment, because no one asks colorists anything, because the entire industry is broken, but we can safely assume that Gillen would have shouted something akin to “Every generation has a defining moment. We snoozed through ours. Ludocrats is its replacement” over him.

“It’s not about Ludo,” Gillen added.[/quote]

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Le site de l’éditeur: imagecomics.com

ça me branche bien ce pitch

Ouais ! Même si je reste prudent avec Gillen, ça m’intrigue suffisamment !

Qu’est-il arrivé aux Ludocrats ? Ils se retrouvent piégés par la bureaucratie apparemment. Mais Kieron Gillen garde espoir.

Source : theouthousers.com

La mini-série The Ludocrats sera finalement publiée à partir d’avril. Aux dessins, Jeff Stokely a remplacé David LaFuente.

« In short: The Ludocrats! The aristocrats of ludicrous! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix! Baron Otto Von Subertan and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they’re going to (save us all) have a nice time. »

Source : www.comicscontinuum.com

Dommage.
Même si les extraits montrés ici ont l’air sympa.

Jim

Bon sang, 2015 ! ça ne me rajeunit pas.

THE LUDOCRATS #1

Written by: Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol.

Art by: Jeff Stokely, Tamra Bonvillain.

Cover by: Jeff Stokely.

Description: The Ludocrat! The ludicrous aristocrat! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix! Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they’re going to save us all have a nice time.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: May 20.

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THE LUDOCRATS #2

Written by: Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol.

Art by: Jeff Stokely, Tamra Bonvillain.

Cover by: Jeff Stokely, Kris Anka.

Description: How could we follow the startling first issue of Ludocrats? With issue two. Sometimes it doesn’t pay to overthink these things. Herein, stuff of a ludicrous and oft entertaining character happens.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: June 17.

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THE LUDOCRATS #3

Written by: Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol.

Art by: Jeff Stokely, Tamra Bonvillain.

Cover by: Jeff Stokely, Darko Lafuente.

Description: Ludocrats, the comic that makes its whole creative team shout, « Oh God. What have we done? Why didn’t anyone stop us? » on a monthly basis.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: July 15.

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THE LUDOCRATS #4

Written by: Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol.

Art by: Jeff Stokely, Tamra Bonvillain.

Cover by: Jeff Stokely, Mirka Andolfo.

Description: We were going to give away a free pen on the cover of this issue, as it’s the penultimate issue, but we costed it, and then our accountant attacked us, and then we decided to just do the comic instead. Hope that’s okay with you. I’m sorry. We’re disappointed too, but also bleeding from the accountant onslaught.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: August 19.

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THE LUDOCRATS #5

Written by: Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol.

Art by: Jeff Stokely, Tamra Bonvillain.

Cover by: Jeff Stokely, Skottie Young.

Description: Ludocrats ends as it began, with the release of a 32-page comic pamphlet. We leave you with fond memories and longing. Forevermore, Ludocrats will be the comic whose name you accidentally moan when having sex with other lesser comics.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: September 30.

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