Friday, September 19, 2014

Casanova Returns


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.

Full press release below.

Matt Fraction’s 

CASANOVA RETURNS TO IMAGE IN STYLE

Hardcover “Complete Edition” volumes monthly starting in October

“All a comic would have to do is say ‘Matt Fraction’ on the front for me to pick it up and feel excited about what was inside.” –Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Image Comics is very pleased to announce the return of CASANOVA by Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, SATELLITE SAM, Hawkeye), Gabriel Bá (The Umbrella Academy, Daytripper), and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, B.P.R.D.) in a series of deluxe hardcover “Complete Editions.” The first of these, CASANOVA VOLUME 1: LUXURIA, will be released in October 2014, followed by CASANOVA VOLUME 2: GULA in November, and CASANOVA VOLUME 3: AVARITIA in December.
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. VOLUME 1: LUXURIA will be in comic book stores on October 22 and bookstores on November 4; VOLUME 2: GULA will be in comic book stores on November 12 and bookstores on November 25; VOLUME 3: AVARITIA will be in comic book stores on December 17 and bookstores on December 30. All are now available for pre-order.
CASANOVA VOLUME 1: LUXURIA by Matt Fraction and Gabriel Bá
  • ISBN 978-1-63215-161-2
  • Diamond Comics code AUG140576
  • 168 pages, hardbound, full color
  • $29.99
  • Rated Mature
  • In comic book stores 10/22; bookstores 11/4
CASANOVA VOLUME 2: GULA by Matt Fraction and Fábio Moon
  • ISBN 978-1-63215-181-0
  • Diamond Comics code SEP140603
  • 168 pages, hardbound, full color
  • $29.99
  • Rated Mature
  • In comic book stores 11/12; bookstores 11/25
CASANOVA VOLUME 3: AVARITIA by Matt Fraction and Fábio Moon
  • ISBN 978-1-63215-191-9
  • Diamond Comics code OCT140617
  • 176 pages, hardbound, full color
  • $29.99
  • Rated Mature
  • In comic book stores 12/17; bookstores 12/30
Praise for CASANOVA, Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon:

Casanovis a brutally elegant fever dream of science fiction, spy movies and super-heroes, ripped through a hole in space-time specifically to blow your mind.” –Laura Hudson,
 Comics Alliance
“The idea of “Why not?” that is the spirit Fraction, Bá, and Moon capture inCasanova; a story told by creators stoned out of their heads on the possibilities that the medium provides.” –David Faust, Sequart
“With such a wide cast and with so much going on, it’s impressive to see how much love and attention Fraction gives to every character, to every moment and to every event happening all at once. Nothing is left underdeveloped or pushed out of the way to for something better; it all feeds into itself like an ouroboros of pop-fueled pandemonium. This comic feels like the pure id of Fraction, limitless in scope and entirely open-ended from every perceivable angle.
“And good lord, Gabriel Bá is basically perfect.” –Matthew Meylikhov, Multiversity Comics
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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