Marvel has announced that Matt Fraction will be bringing his creator-owned series Casanova to Marvel’s Icon imprint in July!
The series, about super-spy Casanova Quinn, will be colored and relettered for re-release of the existing two story arcs, with a third, all-new volume set to follow. Casanova, which began in 2006, has seen its creators move on to much renown in the comic book industry since then, and the move to Icon will put the series in the spotlight. Fraction spoke about the move in an interview at Marvel’s website, which you can read by clicking the link below. Here’s a snippet:
"We had sort of taken the book on hiatus because we didn’t know when we would be able to start volume three, the twins and I," explains Fraction referring to Ba and his brother Fabio Moon, who drew "Gula," the second arc of CASANOVA. "[We had] other work and bills to pay and lives to live and all that stuff, so we were just waiting until all our schedules could line up and everybody could work on it at the same time. [Then] the Icon deal came about and allowed us to make a living while doing it, as opposed to doing the book in our spare time, which had clearly taken forever. So it felt right, and everybody’s schedule lined up, everybody’s time lined up, we were all ready to go. It just made sense to make the move."
Fraction will kick off that move by re-issuing the first two arcs of the series, originally printed in only one color, in full color, something he and his collaborators always intended.
"We wanted to sort of re-master the book as it stands and re-release and re-introduce it to the world, and Icon was a great platform for that as well," remarks the writer. "There will [also] be some additional bonus material, different than [in the first volume]. But it’ll be in full dress, in full color, in full size. Done in two four-issue arcs to get everybody up to speed, because quite frankly retailers and readers alike ignored the book [due to] the format [as] it was 16 pages and one color. It had a lot of trouble finding its place in the world. I think anybody who looks at [the color art] will agree it looks phenomenal."
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Posted originally: 2010-04-18 03:43:30