David Dissanayake writes from Image Expo:
Next up: Matt Fraction
A new project with Fraction and Christian Ward, ODY-C, was announced last Expo. “Its a retelling of the Odyssey in Space, where all the men are women and all the women are men. A deeply psychedelic Greek fiction by way of gender-swapping. Its very colorful and surreal- it’s very Christian.”
This time at the Expo they brought concept art from Christian Ward.
It’ll be coming out “late-summer, fall-ish, maybe”, says Fraction.
Also there is a new Casanova book from Image, drawn by Fabio Moon, with Michael Chabon doing backup stories illustrated by Gabriel Ba. This will be out at the end of the year. “Buckle up buttercups, here we go,” says fraction.
They will also be making new hardcovers of old Casanova material.
Updated from official press release:
In 2014, Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, SATELLITE SAM), Fábio Moon (Daytripper, Serenity), and Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, The Umbrella Academy) team up with author Michael Chabon to bring the adventures of Casanova Quinn back with CASANOVA VOL. 4: ACEDIA.
Casanova escaped the complicated and stressful life of a dimension-hopping, identity-shifting, sexually voracious killing machine and we last saw him wandering out of the wreckage of a UFO that landed in the Hollywood Hills.
It’s our Los Angeles. It’s our Earth. And he remembers absolutely nothing of his past.
“There has literally never been a better jumping-on point for new readers,” said Fraction. “Our main character has no idea what’s happened in the other Casanova books either… If that weren’t enough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon joins series co-creator Gabriel Bá to create a dazzling array of backup stories that explore the worlds—and the people—Casanova left behind.”
The CASANOVA series has roots with Image and the Publisher himself has been a long-time fan. “Casanova is one of my all-time favorite comics, and I think I’ve been pretty open about how gutted I was when Matt and the twins chose to take it elsewhere a few years back, so it should really go without saying that I am incredibly thrilled to have this book back at Image,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Anyone who is as big a fan of Casanova as I am is going to be amazed by everything the guys have planned this time around.”
CASANOVA VOL. 4: ACEDIA picks up where CASANOVA V3: AVARITIA left readers hanging and will continue the science fiction series with Image Comics in 2014.