WILD CARDS : THE DRAWING OF CARDS #1-4 (Paul Cornell / Mike Hawthorne, Enid Balam)

L’univers Wild Cards co-créé par George R.R. Martin (pour en savoir plus) fera son retour en comic-book chez Marvel en juin.
Wild Cards : The Drawing of Cards est une mini-série en 4 épisodes scénarisée par Paul Cornell (Dr Who) et dessinée par Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool).

Paul Cornell :

« Wild Cards is still a unique take on superheroes, a creation story that’s influenced everything since, but still maintains its power. It’s an honor and a pleasure to bring all these wonderful stories to their natural home at Marvel, and I hope to give George, Melinda, and the rest of the Wild Cards Collective the credit they deserve for making the superhero myth new again. Plus: just look at that art! »

Ca, j’ai toujours hésité à m’acheter des bouquins de cet univers.

(W) Paul Cornell (A) Mike Hawthorne, Adriano Di Benedetto, Ruth Redmond (CA) Steve Morris, Salvador Larroca, Ken Lashley
Spanning more than 25 novels, more than 20 short stories, released over three decades and written by more than 40 authors, the Wild Cards series tells the story of an alternate history in which the Earth is home to super-powered individuals. When a human is infected with the alien « Wild Card » virus, the odds are that they will be killed…which is referred to as « drawing the black queen. » Of those who survive, the bulk of them become « jokers, » left with some strange mutated form. A lucky few are called « aces, » those gifted with super-powers they can put to use toward heroes goals…or villainous ones. Now, for the first time in comic book form, see how the Wild Cards universe began with an adaptation of the very first stories in the original Wild Cards novel. Based on stories by Harold Waldrop, Roger Zelazny and series mastermind and editor, George R.R. Martin, Wild Cards is a stellar introduction to a whole new world reshaped by the emergence of superpowers.
In Shops: Jul 27, 2022
SRP: $4.99

(W) Paul Cornell (A) Mike Hawthorne, Adriano Di Benedetto, Ruth Redmond (CA) Steve Morris, Creees Lee
The story that set the stage for the Wild Cards universe - the tale of the Wild Card virus being released on Earth - concludes here! Jetboy, hero of World War II, finds himself back in action over New York City as a madman holds the city hostage with an alien weapon! Adapting Howard Waldrop’s classic story into the comics medium for the first time!
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $4.99

(W) Paul Cornell (A) Enid Balam, Lee Tonwsend, Ruth Redmond (CA) Steve Morris, Geoff Shaw
The Wild Card virus had many different strange effects…but few stranger than those it wrought on Croyd Crenson, the Sleeper. The adaptation of the first book of George R.R. Martin’s super-powered alternate history continues, adapting the first appearance of the fan-favorite character created by Roger Zelazny.
In Shops: Sep 28, 2022
SRP: $4.99

(W) Paul Cornell (A) Enid Balam, Lee Townsend, Ruth Redmond (CA) Steve Morris, Francesco Mobili
IS HE ACE OR JOKER? A superhuman with an awesome gift…or a poor soul twisted by mutation? For Croyd Crenson, that question isn’t so easily answered. Sure, the Wild Card virus gave him powers…but they keep changing! Concluding the adaptation of the tragic first appearance of Roger Zelazny’s fan-favorite character - the Sleeper.
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022
SRP: $4.99