Montag, 26. November 2012

Jeff Lemire schreibt DCs GREEN ARROW - ...und das Ende von SWEET TOOTH !

Sweet Tooth # 40, Jan. 2013
Green Arrow # 17, Feb. 2013

Der kanadische Autor und Zeichner Jeff Lemire ist natürlich bekannt für seine Graphic Novels (wie etwa die preisgekrönten "Essex County" oder "The Nobody") , die Vertigo -Erfolgs-Heft-Serie "Sweet Tooth" oder auch die DC - Heft-Serien "Animal Man", "Justice League Dark" und (ganz neu) seine Mitwirkung an der BATMAN-Anthology- Serie "Legends Of The Dark Knight".

 Jeff äußerte sich kürzlich sehr ausführlich auf DC Comics hauseigenem Blog wie es zu seinem Engagement als neuer Autor der Serie GREEN ARROW kam (ab der #17 im Februar; zuvor beendet er im Januar seine Vertigo-Heft-Serie SWEET TOOTH mit der # 40!).

Bei der Figur "Green Arrow" handelt es sich um eine der dienstältesten DC Figuren überhaupt (Erstauftritt 1941 !), die gleichzeitig auch "Vorbild" für zahlreiche Kopien war (die bekannteste dürfte wohl Marvels "Hawkeye" aus dem Jahr 1964 sein). Populärer wurde "Green Arrow" in den vergangenen Jahren aber auch durch seine zahlreichen Auftritte in der TV-Serie SMALLVILLE; seit Oktober hat der Held seine eigene erfolgreiche TV-Serie im US-Fernsehen ("ARROW").

Hier nun Jeff Lemire zu "seinem" GREEN ARROW:

  "It was a sunny day in late July, a few days after I’d returned home from San Diego Comicon, and Dan Didio had called me. I had talked to Dan at Comicon about what I would write next. We had bounced a few things around at the Con, but nothing stuck. So when Dan called that afternoon, I wasn’t sure what to expect. When he asked me, “How about Green Arrow?” 

I paused. Oliver Queen was never a character I’d had any particular affection for. I love DC comics and love DC characters, but Green Arrow was never one of the guys I gravitated towards. Yet, for some reason, as soon as Dan said it, something sparked in my head. At that moment, I wasn’t sure why, but something told me this was exactly the kind of book and kind of character I was searching for. 

aus "GHOSTS" (dem DC Halloween Special 2012)

Green Arrow is a character that always has the potential to be a major player in the DCU. When I took on Animal Man, I immediately saw it as a chance to do my version of the classic Vertigo horror/superhero books I loved as a teenager. And, similarly, the first thing I thought of with Green Arrow was a chance to do a really hard hitting, crime/superhero book in the tradition of Mike Grell’s classic run on the character or Denny O’Neil’s The Question comics from the late 80’s early 90’s. Quite simply, I wanted to make Green Arrow a hunter again. 

A street level hero of the gutters caught up in a world of violence, betrayal and conspiracy. My ever growing plans for the book will build a huge new mythology around Green Arrow’s legacy and send him across the globe, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a deadly new cast of villains with mysterious ties to his past. And I knew that if I wanted to pull it off, I’d need one hell of an artist, someone who could match the new vision for Green Arrow that I was after. Andrea Sorrentino’s stark and beautiful artwork on I, Vampire had caught my eye last year when I was looking at preview copies of the New 52 books. And, I’ve continued to follow him ever since. 

Animal Man (DC New 52)

While his work is perfectly suited for the horror vibe of Vampire, I thought that putting him on a character like Green Arrow would create an amazing tension and a really unique take on a DCU superhero. And boy, was I right. His work so far in Green Arrow has been the absolute best of his career. This is one beautiful looking comic book. It really is a brand new day for The Emerald Archer. I’ve fallen in love with writing this book and this character. I can only hope that a fraction of the excitement that both Andrea are feeling while working on Green Arrow translates onto the page and you’ll give the book a chance come February when our first action-packed arc, THE KILL MACHINE debuts with Issue #17. I intend to hurt Oliver Queen. Strip him down to the bone and force him to rise up and become the hero he was destined to be. I hope you come along for the ride..."

einige nützliche Links:


Yay, Comics - podcast #14 zum Thema "Jeff Lemire"

Cover Galerie (Auswahl):

OGNs ("Original Graphic Novels") & Sammelbände


Heftchen ("Comic Books")  
Oneshots & Ongoing- Serien:


die OGNs und Sammelbände der von Jeff Lemire gestalteten Comics sind stets bei uns im UNFUG erhältlich (bzw. kurzfristig nachbestellbar). Ebenso viele Back-Issues seiner Heft-Serien (z.B. Vertigo "Sweet Tooth" oder diverse seiner "DC NEW 52" Reihen wie "Justice League Dark", "Animal Man" usw.)