VELVET #1-15 (Ed Brubaker / Steve Epting)

Pour fêter la fin de son contrat d’exclusivité chez Marvel, le dessinateur Steve Epting rejoint Ed Brubaker (Fatale) chez Image pour s’occuper de la nouvelle série intitulée Velvet.
Née du fruit de la collaboration entre les deux artistes (Captain America - 2005), la série suit la secrétaire Velvet Templeton alors qu’elle retourne sur le terrain pour fuir ses alliés. Pour Ed Brubaker, Velvet est un comics méta-textuel dans la lignée de James Bond/Mission Impossible qui se déroule pendant la guerre froide.

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[quote]Velvet #1
Story by Ed Brubaker
Art by Steve Epting
Colors by Bettie Breitweiser
Cover by Steve Epting
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, October 2nd, 2013
ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the “Winter Soldier” saga… and everything they’ve done so far has been leading to VELVET!
When the world’s best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years… and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and high-octane action.
Sexy and provocative, with a dark twist on the spy genre, this EXTRA-LENGTH first issue by two of the industry’s best-selling creators will knock you out![/quote]

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Ça claque bien !

Oh oui, ça claque bien !
C’est moi ou les visages de ses personnages font moins “d’après photos” que dans ses New Avengers (ce qui est loin d’être un mal, hein) ?

J’ai un peu lu en diagonale, donc peut-être que c’est expliqué, mais en quoi cela s’annonce-t-il “méta-textuel” ? Parce que ça référence grave à James Bond et au genre espionnage ?
Moi, je dis tant mieux, le commentaire sur les pulps et les comic books de super-héros dans Incognito est très sympa, la mise en abyme à saveur lovecraftienne dans Fatale est très cool, donc si Brubaker recommence ici, ma foi, pourquoi pas…

Jim

[quote=“Jim Lainé”]J’ai un peu lu en diagonale, donc peut-être que c’est expliqué, mais en quoi cela s’annonce-t-il “méta-textuel” ?

Jim[/quote]

C’est ce que déclare Brubaker en tout cas. A vérifier en octobre.

Voici la réponse de l’intéressé:

[quote=“Ed Brubaker”]“Velvet” is commenting on the espionage genre itself, and on the actual Cold War, including the way villains and heroes are portrayed in that storyline. “Velvet” is also a commentary on the way women are portrayed compared to the way men are portrayed. That was one of the things that made me really excited about doing the book. To me, writing a James Bond-type character would be boring, because why not just go watch “Casino Royale” and see Daniel Craig be awesome and have sex with Eva Green? But it got me thinking, isn’t Eva Green’s character more interesting? I feel the same way about “Mad Men.” I want to watch an entire episode that’s just about Peggy because she’s fascinating.

Don’t you think its bullshit that James Bond can fuck everyone who crosses his path, but a female spy would probably be called a “slut”[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE ED BRUBAKER[/size]

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[quote]Velvet #1
Story by Ed Brubaker
Art by Steve Epting
Cover by Steve Epting
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, October 2nd, 2013
ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the “Winter Soldier” saga… and everything they’ve done so far has been leading to VELVET!
When the world’s best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years… and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and high-octane action.
Sexy and provocative, with a dark twist on the spy genre, this EXTRA-LENGTH first issue by two of the industry’s best-selling creators will knock you out![/quote]

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Ah ouais, ce méta-textuel là : on prend les codes, on écrit une scène codifiée au point qu’elle pourrait être sortie d’un film de Bond, et on casse tout.
OK, à voir en pratique et sur la longueur.
Jusque-là, Brubaker m’a séduit par son utilisation des codes (polars dans Criminal, super-héros et pulp dans Incognito, horreur et pulp dans Fatale), donc là, je suis curieux.
Pas emballé encore, simplement curieux.

Jim

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[quote]Velvet #1
Story by Ed Brubaker
Art by Steve Epting
Colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser
Cover by Steve Epting
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, October 23rd, 2013
ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the “Winter Soldier” saga… and everything they’ve done so far has been leading to VELVET!
When the world’s best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years… and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and high-octane action.
Sexy and provocative, with a dark twist on the spy genre, this EXTRA-LENGTH first issue by two of the industry’s best-selling creators will knock you out![/quote]

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Elle est quand même bien jolie, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine !

Jim

[quote]Velvet #3
Story by Ed Brubaker
Art by Steve Epting
Colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser
Cover by Steve Epting
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, December 4th, 2013
You all know the story: a beautiful woman seduced by a secret agent into revealing secrets and helping him on his mission…but what happens to them once the agent is gone? Find out in issue three, as Velvet tracks Agent X-14’s most recent asset down very dark paths.[/quote]

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Le premier épisode est franchement pas mal. Une enquête, une crise interne, des tensions et des jeux de pouvoirs, et un personnage central qui observe depuis longtemps. Les aventures de Moneypenny, beaucoup moins effarouchée et transie qu’on pourrait le croire.
Premier épisode décidément inscrit dans le giron de James Bond (alors que les extraits des planches du #2 semblent lorgner vers Nick Fury). Faut voir où ça mène, et faut voir aussi ce que Brubaker va faire de ce modèle de femme forte, mais c’est quand même pas mal du tout.
Et Epting donne l’impression de renaître.

Jim

[quote]Velvet #3
Story by Ed Brubaker
Art by Steve Epting
Colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser
Cover by Steve Epting
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, January 15th, 2014
You all know the story: a beautiful woman seduced by a secret agent into revealing secrets and helping him on his mission…but what happens to them once the agent is gone? Find out in issue three, as Velvet tracks Agent X-14’s most recent asset down very dark paths.[/quote]

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[quote]VELVET #4
Written by: Ed Brubaker.
Art by: Steve Epting.
Cover by: Steve Epting.
Description: At the Masquerade everyone hides their true face, especially the double-agent that Velvet needs to get to if she has any hope of clearing her name.
Pages: 32.
Price: $2.99.
In stores: March 5. [/quote]

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[quote]VELVET #5
Written by: Ed Brubaker.
Art by: Steve Epting.
Covers by: Steve Epting.
Description: The first arc draws to a shattering conclusion.
Pages: 32.
Price: $2.99.
In stores: May 21. [/quote]

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[quote]Velvet #6
Story by Ed Brubaker
Art by Steve Epting
Colors by Bettie Breitweiser
Cover by Steve Epting
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, July 23rd, 2014
THE SECOND ARC BEGINS HERE! Following the revelations at the end of issue 5, Velvet’s quest for the truth and her innocence takes her right back to the heart of her own organization—to London, where every move she makes is even more dangerous than the last![/quote]

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[quote]Velvet #7
Story by Ed Brubaker
Art by Steve Epting
Cover by Steve Epting
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, September 10th, 2014
THE SECOND ARC CONTINUES!
While Velvet’s been on the run, ARC-7’s top men have been hunting her…now they have her trail, and soon she’ll be in Colt’s sights.[/quote]

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[quote]VELVET #8
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Steve Epting, Elizabeth Breitweiser
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: November 5, 2014

Velvet takes her battle right to the heart of the agency’s headquarters, literally.[/quote]

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[quote]Velvet #9
Story by Ed Brubaker
Art by Steve Epting
Colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser
Cover by Steve Epting
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, February 4th, 2015
Velvet walks a deadly path into the past for answers, as her story takes its darkest turn yet![/quote]

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