Image: a febbraio oltre Kick-ass e Hit Girl partono 1 nuova serie e 3 mini-serie

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Ecco tutte le novità Image previste negli USA a febbraio.

Nella tarda serata di ieri la Image ha reso note quelle che saranno le uscite previste per febbraio negli USA.

Se l’attenzione è ovviamente monopolizzata dal ritorno di Kick-ass e Hit Girl come riportatovi qui e qui, ci sono anche da segnalare una una nuova serie regolare e tre mini-serie in partenza.

Si parte con VS #1 di Brandon Graham e Esad Ribic – che esordisce nel mondo delle serie creator-owned: in un futuro prossimo la guerra è diventata la maggior fonte di intrattenimento.

Eccovi cover e sinossi:

 

VS #1
STORY: IVAN BRANDON
ART/COVER A: ESAD RIBI?
COVER B: ESAD RIBI? & TOM MULLER
FEBRUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
War has become a spectator sport. Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations.
When a new generation of soldiers arrive, top gladiator Satta Flynn is about to discover how fleeting the limelight can be.
From writer IVAN BRANDON (BLACK CLOUD, DRIFTER) and superstar artist ESAD RIBI? (Secret Wars, Uncanny X-Force) in his creator-owned Image debut, with painted color by NIC KLEIN (DRIFTER, VIKING) and graphic design by TOM MULLER, VS delivers spectacular action, darkly humorous satire, and explores our hunger for fame and our penchant for self-destruction.

L’autore di Elephant Men – Richard Starkings – scriverà invece la mini-serie Love Beef – in 5 numeri – in cui un allevatore si innamora di una bella contadina…

THE BEEF #1 (OF 5)
STORY: RICHARD STARKINGS & TYLER SHAINLINE
ART / COVER: SHAKY KANE & JOHN ROSHELL
FEBRUARY 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The creator of ELEPHANTMEN and the creator of The A-Men join forces with TYLER SHAINLINE (Liberty Justice) to bring you the story of Meat Men! Chuck is a mild-mannered meat factory worker who is a little in love with a strawberry picker named Mary Lynn. But everything changes when Mary Lynn falls victim to the Vodino Brothers….

Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Superboy) invece ci narrerà di una particolare guerra fra Cupido e lo sfortunato (in amore) Philo in Death of Love, sempre mini-serie in 5 numeri.

DEATH OF LOVE #1 (OF 5)
STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN
ART / COVER: DONAL DELAY & OMAR ESTÉVEZ
FEBRUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Love sucks. Philo Harris is going to do something about it. After gaining the ability to see the Cupidae that make love work—after a particularly bad drunken decision—Philo ends up going to war with love itself. With a chainsaw.

L’ultima mini-serie verrà presentata in binge-reading cioè usciranno tutti e 4 i numeri previsti a febbraio settimanalmente, si intitola Twisted Romance ed è scritta da Alex de Campi con disegnatori a rotazione e come suggerisce il titolo avrà come argomento principale l’amore nelle sue forme meno “romantiche”.

TWISTED ROMANCE #1 (OF 4)
STORY: ALEX de CAMPI
ART / COVER: KATIE SKELLY
ADDITIONAL STORY / ART: SARAH HORROCKS & MAGEN CUBED
FEBRUARY 7 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
FOUR-ISSUE WEEKLY MINISERIES EVENT!
Critically acclaimed writer ALEX de CAMPI teams up with some of comics’ hottest artists to create tales of love gone wrong, right, and everywhere in between.
“OLD FLAMES”
In New York City in 1978, there are thousands of ways for people to get together. There’s only one agency dedicated to tearing them apart: Heartbreak Incorporated. But who is the handsome seducer who runs the agency, and what is the secret he’s hiding? Drawn by KATIE SKELLY
(My Pretty Vampire). Backup comics story by SARAH HORROCKS (Goro, The Leopard) and prose story by MAGEN CUBED (Crashers).
TWISTED ROMANCE #2 (OF 4)
STORY: ALEX de CAMPI
ART / COVER: ALEJANDRA GUTIÉRREZ
ADDITIONAL STORY / ART: MEREDITH McCLAREN & VITA AYALA
FEBRUARY 14 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“TWINKLE & THE STAR”
Beauty is business as usual for fashion photographer’s assistant Twinkle Johar until she meets and accidentally falls for a shy Hollywood actor during a shoot. Is he using her? Or can a girl like her really end up with a guy like him? Drawn by ALEJANDRA GUTIÉRREZ (Love is Love). Backup comics story by MEREDITH McCLAREN (HINGES, Jem and the Holograms) and prose story by VITA AYALA (Batman Beyond).
TWISTED ROMANCE #3 (OF 4)
STORY: ALEX DE CAMPI
ART / COVER: CARLA SPEED McNEIL
ADDITIONAL STORY / ART: MARGARET TRAUTH & JESS BRADLEY
FEBRUARY 21 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“INVINCIBLE HEART”
When Captain Rao of the intergalactic dreadnought Invincible captures the notorious privateer Black Domhnall, he thinks his problems are over. How wrong he is. The pirate is argumentative, infuriating, and way, way too pretty. But Captain Rao is a man of duty, and he will stick to his orders if it kills him. It just might. Drawn by CARLA SPEED McNEIL (NO MERCY, Finder). Backup comics story by MARGARET TRAUTH (Decrypting Rita, Silicon Dawn Tarot) and prose story by JESS BRADLEY.
TWISTED ROMANCE #4 (OF 4)
STORY: ALEX de CAMPI
ART / COVER: TRUNGLES
ADDITIONAL STORY / ART: SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE & NAOMI SALMAN
FEBRUARY 28 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“TREASURED”
When a princess who won’t grow up runs away from her castle, she’s befriended by a dragon who promises to keep her safe from the horrors of adulthood. But a cage is a cage, even when it’s gilded. With her family alienated and no knights riding to the rescue, can she ever get herself free? Drawn by TRUNGLES (Fauns & Faeries, Mirror Mirror). Backup comics story by SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE (Sparks, Fresh Romance) and prose story by NAOMI SALMAN.

Da segnalare infine due one-shot:

Multiple Warheads: Ghost Throne di Brando Graham e The Wicked + The Divine: 1923 di Kieron Gillen.

MULTIPLE WARHEADS: GHOST THRONE (ONE-SHOT)
STORY / ART / COVER: BRANDON GRAHAM
FEBRUARY 21 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99
It’s been a spell, but TA-DA! the final WARHEADS appears.
From comics’ best self-promoting narcissist: BRANDON GRAHAM.
A wizard heist that our heroes planned in the MULTIPLE WARHEADS chapters appearing in ISLAND magazine finally comes to fruition.

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE: 1923 (ONE-SHOT)
STORY: KIERON GILLEN
ART / COVER B: AUD KOCH
COVER A: JAMIE McKELVIE & MATT WILSON
FEBRUARY 7 / 56 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99
Basically, a bunch of 1920s gods based on major modernist figures stuck in the middle of an Agatha Christie murder mystery, done in a comics-prose hybrid that’s clearly trying to start a fight with JONATHAN HICKMAN. (Yeah, you heard, Jon. Come at us, bro.) It’s high art versus lo art, with the most beautiful AUD KOCHartwork the world has ever seen. We’re so excited, we may have to have a lie down.

 

 

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