Matt Fraction is a very popular fellow in the comic book industry. He's offered his talents to books like Sex Criminals, Satellite Sam and Hawkeye and has done so exceptionally well. Same goes for Gabriel Bá and his work on The Umbrella Academy, Daytripper and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, B.P.R.D.). Put them all together and what do you get? Casanova, the first volume of which will be released as a deluxe hardcover called Casanova Volume 1: Luxuria in October.
Casanova “Cass” Quinn was born into a life of wealth and privilege but turned his back on it to pursue his own interests — namely stealing, spying, and living a hedonistic life with few moral compunctions. The black sheep in a family of international super-spies, Cass is pulled back into their sphere after an evil organization targets the Quinns. In a game of hidden agendas and double espionage across parallel universes, Cas must choose an identity. Is he the decadent thief named Casanova Quinn? Or is he the top secret agent named… Casanova Quinn?
Writer Fraction is known for his metafictional winks and deft melding of genres in the mega-hit Sex Criminals and Casanova puts his skill at the forefront in a science fiction spy story shot through with psychedelia, with gorgeous art by renowned Brazilian artists Bá and Moon. In January 2014, Image Comics announced that Casanova would return with a fourth volume, "Acedia", co-written by Fraction and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.
Each Complete Edition of Casanova collects four issues of the critically-acclaimed series in a deluxe, oversized hardcover volume, complete with covers and extra content. Casanova Volume 1: Luxuria will be in comic book stores on October 22 and bookstores on November 4; Casanova Volume 1: Gula will be in comic book stores on November 12 and bookstores on November 25; Casanova Volume 1: Avarita will be in comic book stores on December 17 and bookstores on December 30. All are now available for pre-order.
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