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CASANOVA Returns to Image in Style

“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 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:

“The idea of “Why not?” that is the spirit Fraction, Bá, and Moon capture in Casanova; a story told by creators stoned out of their heads on the possibilities that the medium provides.” –David Faust, Sequart
“Casanova is 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
“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

CASANOVA Returns to Image in Style

“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 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:

“The idea of “Why not?” that is the spirit Fraction, Bá, and Moon capture in Casanova; a story told by creators stoned out of their heads on the possibilities that the medium provides.” –David Faust, Sequart

Casanova is 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

“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

zdarsky:

So, yeah, HOLY SHIT, we won BEST NEW SERIES at the Eisner Awards Friday night. The Eisner committee had to engrave the words “SEX CRIMINALS” on two of their trophies. I have hidden it in my home for when they realize what they’ve done and come to take it away from me.

It was a fantastic, nerve-wracking night, and jeez louise ain’t Matt Fraction the best? If it weren’t for him and his brilliant brain I’d be doodling dicks on cocktail napkins for spare change. I love that guy and can’t stress enough how great it’s been to work on this with him. He’s a great collaborator and a great friend and NO, YOU have something in your eye.

Oh, and issue seven is at the printers, printing away. No ads, all story and giant letters column. COMICS WOOOO

Love,
Chip

fuckyeahsexcriminals:


SEX CRIMINALS #9
story: MATT FRACTION
art / cover: CHONG ZRPY
OCTOBER 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Suze and Jon meet Ana. Or rather, meet Ana AGAIN. Or should we say, meet…Ms. Jazmine St. Cocaine AGAIN. Did we just put those words in that order in PREVIEWS? Yes. Yes we did. By MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS) and CHONNY ZDARKO (SEX CRIMINALS).

Image Comics Solicitations for October 2014

fuckyeahsexcriminals:

SEX CRIMINALS #9

story: MATT FRACTION

art / cover: CHONG ZRPY

OCTOBER 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Suze and Jon meet Ana. Or rather, meet Ana AGAIN. Or should we say, meet…Ms. Jazmine St. Cocaine AGAIN. Did we just put those words in that order in PREVIEWS? Yes. Yes we did. By MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS) and CHONNY ZDARKO (SEX CRIMINALS).

Image Comics Solicitations for October 2014

The TRUE BELIEVER Awards

The London Film and Comic Con 2014 held the True Believer Awards ceremony over the weekend. Kelly Sue and I couldn’t attend but, nominated for a few things, we sent a joint statement just in case someone had to read  something on our behalf.

Turns out I, or books of which I am a part, won five. “Favorite Rising Star: Writer,” “Favorite Writer,” “Favorite Cover” for HAWKEYE #9, “Favorite Single Story” for HAWKEYE #11, and “Favorite Reprint Compilation” for that big honkin’ HAWKEYE book. 

The statement we sent:

It’s been a difficult for us personally, with loss visiting our family extra often this spring. Tragedy’s common traveling companion is Perspective, though, and that latter leaves us profoundly grateful for the lives we have — our surviving family, our children, the vocation we share and the tremendous community of love and support that we have found in this industry.  From the insanely-gifted artists who have shared their lives and talents so courageously and so generously, to the fans, whose stories and energy inspire us daily. Thank you.

Which I think says it all.