THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #1-6 (Rob Williams / Coleby)

Donnant suite à leur collaboration sur le crossover Judge Dredd: Trifecta, le scénariste Rob Williams et le dessinateur Simon Coleby réaliseront chez Vertigo la mini-série en 6 parties “The Royals: Masters of War” racontant les déboires d’une famille royale de méta-humains dans l’Angleterre des années 40.

Chaque numéro se déroulera pendant un évènement marquant de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, notamment la bataille de Berlin, Pearl Harbor, la Bataille de Midway, Stalingrad, le Jour J (le débarquement) et la Chute de Berlin.

Sortie du premier numéro en février 2014.

[quote]The Royals takes all the soap opera, the scurrilous gossip and the glamour that sustains a worldwide fascination with the British Royal Family, and then adds super powers to the mix,” says Coleby. “And while there’s a satirical edge here, this, ultimately, is a story about power and control, and how a small group of individuals attempt to make a difference against overwhelming odds.”

Williams said he and Coleby were “thrilled” to be working with Vertigo on this project. “It feels like absolutely the right place for a story filled with horror, a tangible sardonic edge and big, world-shaking themes.[/quote]

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Le site de l’éditeur: vertigocomics.com
Le site du scénariste: robwilliamscomics.co.uk

Une page supplémentaires de “The Royals: Masters of War #1

[size=200]INTERVIEW DE ROB WILLIAMS[/size]

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[quote]The Royals: Masters of War #1
Story by Rob Williams
Art by Simon Coleby
Cover by Simon Coleby
Publisher Vertigo
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, February 12th, 2014
The year is 1940. As the Blitz destroys London and kills thousands, the Royal Family looks on. But in this world, the only people with special abilities are Royalty, and the purer the bloodline, the greater their abilities. So why don’t they stop the carnage with their powers? A truce between the Earth’s nobles has kept them out of our wars—until now. When England’s Prince Henry can take no more and intervenes, will it stop the planet’s suffering or take it to another level?
Writer Rob Williams (Judge Dredd: Trifecta, Low Life, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN and Daken) and artist Simon Coleby (The Authority, Judge Dredd: Year One and Trifecta) team up to bring you this epic of World War proportions. History will be transformed in a way you’ve never seen before.[/quote]

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[quote]THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #2
Written by: Rob Williams.
Art by:Simon Coleby.
Covers by: Simon Coleby, Brian Bolland.
Description: The truce is broken thanks to Prince Henry’s actions during the Battle of Britain! Now, Royals across the world are entering World War II - and that includes the oldest and most powerful of them all, the immortal Emperor Jimmu of Japan. Meanwhile, Henry, Arthur and Rose travel to the United States to attempt to convince President Roosevelt to join the conflict. Will Arthur’s drunkenness and Henry’s attraction to his sister torpedo the alliance? And who is the uninvited visitor on the White House lawn?
Pages: 32.
Price: $2.99.
In stores: March 12. [/quote]

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[quote]THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #3
Written by: Rob Williams.
Art by:Simon Coleby.
Cover by: Simon Coleby.
Description: 1942. The Battle of Midway rages and The Royals are in its midst, fighting for control of the Pacific. Henry and Arthur find themselves cast as heroes alongside the newsreel-manufactured American super team “The Allies.” But how long can they stomach the killing and how long can Arthur stomach the commoners? Meanwhile, members of the Japanese Royal Family create water giants to smash American destroyers in two, and whispers swirl that The Emperor Jimmu is with his fleet - a power none can defeat.
Pages: 32.
Price: $2.99.
In stores: April 9. [/quote]

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[quote]THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #4
Written by: Rob Williams.
Art by:Simon Coleby.
Cover by: Simon Coleby.
Description: As 1943 wears on, the war slides toward defeat for the Allies, and Hitler’s spy in London is a major reason for that. But a minor German Royal has promised the British that he will reveal the identity of the Nazi agent if they can rescue him from the war-ravaged city of Stalingrad. Prince Henry and Princess Rose are sent to hell on earth to retrieve this Prince Oscar of the Royal House of Hanover. But there are far more terrifying things hiding in the Russian rubble than enemy soldiers…
Pages: 32.
Price: $2.99.
In stores: May 14. [/quote]

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ça l’air très joli quand même !

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[quote]THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #5
Written by: Rob Williams.
Art by:Simon Coleby.
Cover by: Simon Coleby.
Description: As the Allied forces prepare to invade France, Hitler’s V2 rockets decimate London, and King Albert is faced with the knowledge that, despite his best efforts, he could not protect his children from the war. The effects of the Stalingrad mission leave Rose’s sanity in tatters, while Henry must battle his morally bankrupt brother, Arthur, to try and convince him to join the Normandy armada. But Arthur left Henry to die once before, and the Nazi’s spy in London is about to be revealed…
Pages: 32.
Price: $2.99.
In stores: June 11 [/quote]

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[quote]The Royals: Masters of War #6
Story by Rob Williams
Art by Simon Coleby, Gary Erskine
Colors by JD Mettler
Letters by Wes Abbott
Cover by Simon Coleby, JD Mettler
Publisher Vertigo
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, July 9th, 2014
1945. The Allies’ attempted assault on mainland Europe has failed. As the war draws to a close, the Lancasters bomb Berlin in a futile act of defiance. The Nazis’ spy in London has turned the tide of the conflict and the purpose of Prince Henry’s raid into Germany’s capital is revealed to be bloody, petty revenge. A world burns, and a family is ripped apart – but is redemption to be found before the end of The Royals?[/quote]

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