WAYWARD #1-19 (Jim Zub / Steve Cummings)

L’éditeur Image Comics a dévoilé un teaser pour une nouvelle série qui paraitra dès aout 2014:

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Le scénariste Jim Zub (Skullkickers) a déclaré sur son compte twitter qu’il s’agissait d’une nouvelle série imaginée par ses soins.

La série parfaite pour les fans révoltés de Buffy”, c’est avec cette phrase d’accroche que l’éditeur Image Comics lève le voile sur la nouvelle série du scénariste Jim Zub et du dessinateur Steve Cummings intitulée Wayward. L’histoire suit Rorie Lane, jeune fille complexée, qui, après la découverte de ses mystérieux pouvoirs, se retrouve à devoir combattre les monstres mythologiques du Japon avec ses nouveaux amis, en plein milieu des rues de Tokyo.

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[quote] Can Rori unlock the secret to her powers in time to fight mythological monsters?

Writer Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack) teams up with penciler Steve Cummings (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot) and color artist John Rauch (INVINCIBLE) to create a Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a new generation in WAYWARD, coming from Image Comics in August.

Rori Lane is an outsider by nature, but moving to Tokyo to live with her single Mom has only exacerbated her weirdness. She’s feeling out of sorts, worried about fitting in and, as if that wasn’t enough, strange things are beginning to happen. Glowing symbols and patterns are starting to appear before her eyes… and she’s the only one who seems to notice.

In WAYWARD a group of teens living in Tokyo find a common bond in manifesting strange, supernatural abilities. As they begin to unravel the mystery behind their powers and their common source they’re drawn into a war with the vestiges of Japan’s monstrous mythic past.

WAYWARD #1 arrives in stores on 8/27, and will be available for $3.50 with special variant covers by Alina Urusov (Birds of Prey), Jeff “Chamba” Cruz (Street Fighter), and Adam Warren (Empowered).[/quote]

The is only one Buffy

Ci-dessous, trois pages de Wayward #1:

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[quote=“Jim Zub”]Rori is a half-Irish, half-Japanese girl who’s never actually been to Japan. Her mother is Japanese but Rori grew up in Ireland. The family travelled around for her father’s work, but they never went back to Japan. She has Japanese cultural elements her mother has instilled in her – language lessons, cultural lessons, and she’s seen tons of photos – All of that has given her grounding in what Japan is all about, but no matter how much research she’s done, she has no way of truly understanding it until she experiences the country firsthand.

Once her parents divorced, Rori stayed with her father for a while, but it didn’t work out. In her second year of high school, she moves to Tokyo to be with her mother, and that’s where the story begins, with her arriving in Tokyo for the first time. She has these expectations about what Japan is and what Japanese culture is and what living with her mother is going to be like but the reality of that, and beyond that, the hyper-reality of the supernatural, is going to take hold.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE JIM ZUB[/size]

[quote]WAYWARD #1
story : JIM ZUB
art: STEVE CUMMINGS & JOHN RAUCH
cover A: STEVE CUMMINGS & ROSS A. CAMPBELL
cover B: ALINA URUSOV
cover C: JEFF “CHAMBA” CRUZ
cover D: ADAM WARREN & JOHN RAUCH
AUGUST 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR A NEW GENERATION!
Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late?
JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack), STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and JOHN RAUCH (INVINCIBLE) team up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Don’t miss it![/quote]

Source: www.comicsalliance.com

Voici quatre nouvelles couvertures variantes pour Wayward #1 réalisées par Kalman Andrasofszky, Alina Urusov et Philip Tan:

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Source: comicbookresources.com

[quote]WAYWARD #2
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Steven Cummings
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: September 24, 2014
IMAGE COMICS’ NEW SUPERNATURAL SENSATION!
Rori’s uncanny senses lead her to a classmate with a dark secret…one he’s willing to kill to keep hidden.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicosity.com

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[quote]Wayward #3
Story by Jim Zub
Art by Steve Cummings, John Rauch
Cover by Steve Cummings, John Rauch, Jorge Molina
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, October 29th, 2014
IMAGE COMICS’ NEW SUPERNATURAL SENSATION! More students with strange abilities, more creatures emerging from the shadows…Rori can see patterns pulling it all together, but can she discover the secret beneath before it’s too late?[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]WAYWARD #4
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Steven Cummings
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: November 26, 2014

IMAGE COMICS’S SUPERNATURAL SENSATION!

A storm rages across Tokyo while secrets are uncovered below the city streets.[/quote]

Source: www.comicosity.com

Ci-dessous, quelques pages des prochains numéros de Wayward:

[quote]I’ve been a fan of Japan – anime and manga, but also the culture and history as a whole – since high school. That, along with working at UDON and travelling there several times for business and pleasure, helped inform “Wayward’s” story. It’s a mixture of research and life experiences.

Being at UDON taught me a ton about publishing and project management – invaluable info for when I started my creator-owned books at Image – and it also opened me up to dealing with Japanese companies as we worked on video game and publishing projects overseas. Working at UDON also introduced me to Steve Cummings, which started us on the path to creating “Wayward” together.

Steve is raising a family in Yokohama, just outside Tokyo, and his involvement is integral to getting the details of Japan spot-on. Steve, along with Zack Davisson, who writes cultural essays on Japan in the back of each issue, work with me to ensure that the story feels grounded in the “real” Tokyo. The city has an incredible amount of variety and we wanted to make sure that people saw it as it really is instead of just the high rises and temples that tend to show up in most media.[/quote]

[size=200]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE JIM ZUB[/size]

[quote]Wayward #6
Story by Jim Zub
Art by Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain
Cover by Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain, Takeshi Miyazawa
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Mar 25th, 2015
IMAGE’S SUPERNATURAL SENSATION CONTINUES! The second story arc begins! After the traumatizing finale of the previous issue, everything has changed. Who is Ohara and how does she fit into the great pattern of destiny and power? “It’s not fluke. Wayward is one of the best new titles of the year.” – Comic Book Bin Featuring a variant cover by fan favorite TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (Runaways, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Code Monkey Save World). NOTE: This issue arrives the same day as the value-priced WAYWARD, VOL. 1 TP![/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Wayward #7
Story by Jim Zub
Art by Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain, Sie Nanahara
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Apr 29th, 2015
IMAGE’S SUPERNATURAL SENSATION CONTINUES! Ayane and Nokaido rail against the growing supernatural forces rising up in Tokyo, but are they on the right side of the conflict?[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]WAYWARD #8
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Steven Cummings
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: May 27, 2015

Ayane’s strange feline origin is revealed in the most unlikely of places.

Cover A is part three of a five-part panorama by STEVE CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN. Buy all five issues of this story arc to fit them together into a massive WAYWARD illustration.[/quote]

Source: www.comicosity.com

[quote]Wayward #9
Story by Jim Zub
Art by Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain
Cover by Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Jun 24th, 2015
Tokyo is a battleground and blood will be spilled.[/quote]

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[size=150]INTERVIEW DE L’ARTISTE STEVE CUMMINGS[/size]

[quote]I do quite a bit of reading on Yokai and Japanese folklore to look for little nuggets of good material we can use in the series. Steven also suggests a lot of different stuff as it goes along, specific creatures he wants to illustrate or places he thinks would make for a good setting for specific scenes. Zack Davisson, who writes the essay material in the back of each issue, reads over the story outlines and scripts and makes suggestions as well in terms of how some other history/mythological elements might be reflected or symbolism we can add to the mix.

The nice thing about mythology, and this holds true for almost every culture, is that a lot of it is murky; contradicting stories, changing details. We can pick and choose which versions of these creatures we use and fill in gaps with our own ideas just as people do with Euro-centric mythology like vampires, werewolves, or dragons. We can be pretty accurate to the lore and still do a lot of world building of our own.[/quote]

[size=200]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE JIM ZUB[/size]

[quote]Wayward #11

Story by Jim Zub
Art by Steve Cummings
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Cover by Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Nov 18th, 2015
The new gods of Japan rise in Tokyo and the world will never be the same. Will the old myths survive? NEW STORY ARC Cover A is part one of a five-part panorama by STEVE CUMMINGS and TAMRA BONVILLAIN. Buy all five issues of this story arc to fit them together into a massive WAYWARD illustration. Cover B is a variant by Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy). Cover C is a variant by Karibu (Survivorland).[/quote]

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[quote]Wayward #12

Story by
Jim Zub
Art by
Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain
Cover by
Steve Cummings, Vivian Ng
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.50
Release Date
Dec 16th, 2015

No more hiding. The new gods of Japan are on the attack and Tokyo is caught in the middle. JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, SAMURAI JACK) and STEVE CUMMINGS (DEADSHOT) continue their acclaimed supernatural spectacle.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]WAYWARD #14

STORY BY
Jim Zub
ART BY
Steven Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain
COVER BY
Steven Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain, Tula Lotay
PUBLISHER
Image Comics
COVER PRICE:
$3.50
RELEASE DATE
Feb 24th, 2016

Tokyo Tower burns as mayhem takes hold of the city.[/quote]

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